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Added 17 January 2024

Key takeaways

The newly proposed Criminal Justice Bill is a cause for concern for our members. The bill, if passed, will introduce sweeping new conditions to further criminalise rough sleeping or begging.

This submission of evidence outlines the legal framework of the proposed legislation, the pressures on the sector and our concerns about the implications that changes will have for people experiencing homelessness. Above all it explains why we don't think this legislation is necessary

Who is this for?

The submission is written for MPs scrutinising the legislation. But it will also be a useful briefing for others involved in this important debate

What is it?

This document is a formal submission of evidence to Parliament's public Bill Committee and can also be read on the parliament website.

What action do you want people to take?

For a commentary on the Bill please see our blog.

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Cat Tottie

Policy Manager