Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
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£2.6 billion of the sum the government accepted as the compensation owed has still not been paid.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
Bob Blackman: Ministers must not yield to Iran’s blackmail in their struggle to get Nazanin back home
Her release will only happen without a far higher cost if we are to penalise the regime for its unacceptable actions and make them costly instead of profitable.
EU leaders are caught between the Islamic Republic’s atrocious record and the allure of its oil. We must take a stronger stance.
It must be a target for expanded sanctions.
Bob Blackman: I’m proud to have the support of the Conservative Government for my Homelessness Reduction Bill
Aside from the dreadful human cost, homelessness is very expensive.
Our failure to fully reimburse policyholders for their losses is undermining faith in our pensions and regulation system.
Far too many people are denied help because they are deemed to be insufficiently vulnerable.
What is not Conservative is the extreme and antique nineteenth century liberal position that demands no interference with the claimed “freedom” of companies.
Allowing incitement, funding hatred and tolerating boycotts is harmful to the prospects for peace.