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This government failed to end rough sleeping – so now they're trying to police it out of existence
The Criminal Justice Bill criminalises rough sleeping
Tom Kerridge

This government failed to end rough sleeping – so now they're trying to police it out of existence

The Criminal Justice Bill will continue England's 200-year-old history of criminalising rough sleeping. It must be scrapped, writes Centrepoint's Dr Tom Kerridge
Home Office whistleblower reveals 'shame' of working on 'crackpot Tory' plan to criminalise homelessness
Criminal Justice Bill will criminalise 'nuisance rough sleeping and begging'
Homelessness

Home Office whistleblower reveals 'shame' of working on 'crackpot Tory' plan to criminalise homelessness

'People should not be arrested if they smell': Sunak facing revolt over plan to criminalise homelessness
The Criminal Justice Bill could be set to criminalise homelessness and rough sleeping
Homelessness

'People should not be arrested if they smell': Sunak facing revolt over plan to criminalise homelessness

Tory plan to criminalise rough sleepers will 'destroy homeless people's spirits', MPs warned
Homelessness

Tory plan to criminalise rough sleepers will 'destroy homeless people's spirits', MPs warned

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?
Paula Barker

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?

A McDonald's security guard soaking a homeless man's blanket exemplifies stigma rough sleepers face
Homeless man argues with security guard mopping floor outside McDonald's restaurant in London
Rough Sleeping

A McDonald's security guard soaking a homeless man's blanket exemplifies stigma rough sleepers face

Vagrancy Act 2.0? The Criminal Justice Bill must not be allowed to make rough sleeping illegal
Layla Moran on Criminal Justice Bill, Vagrancy Act and rough sleeping
Layla Moran

Vagrancy Act 2.0? The Criminal Justice Bill must not be allowed to make rough sleeping illegal

Has Manchester found an innovative way to tackle begging?
Manchester street engagement hub set up to tackle begging
Homelessness

Has Manchester found an innovative way to tackle begging?

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead
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Layla Moran

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead

Homeless people are being ‘disproportionately criminalised’ by anti-social behaviour laws
homeless public spaces protection orders
Rough sleeping

Homeless people are being ‘disproportionately criminalised’ by anti-social behaviour laws

Eviction ban needed to prevent rough sleeping 'catastrophe', government told
rough sleeper experiencing homelessness in London
Homelessness

Eviction ban needed to prevent rough sleeping 'catastrophe', government told

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force
government introducing new laws
Politics

Remember all those controversial laws that were passed? Many of them just came into force

Government faces rebellion after backtracking on plans to scrap Vagrancy Act laws
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Rough sleeping

Government faces rebellion after backtracking on plans to scrap Vagrancy Act laws

Police forced to scrap order that banned a homeless man from carrying a cup
homeless tent
Homelessness

Police forced to scrap order that banned a homeless man from carrying a cup

The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all
Vagrancy Act
Homelessness

The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all

Rough sleepers are being offered legal advice to protect against 'misused' police powers
rough sleepers legal advice
Rough sleeping

Rough sleepers are being offered legal advice to protect against 'misused' police powers

Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act
The Vagrancy Act will be axed in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Vagrancy Act

Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act

Robert Jenrick: Conservatives got it 'wrong' on rough sleeping
Robert Jenrick on rough sleeping
Homelessness

Robert Jenrick: Conservatives got it 'wrong' on rough sleeping

Scrapping the Vagrancy Act is just the start – now we must end rough sleeping for good
vagrancy act rough sleeping
Layla Moran

Scrapping the Vagrancy Act is just the start – now we must end rough sleeping for good

The 'archaic' Vagrancy Act is officially being scrapped after 200 years
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News

The 'archaic' Vagrancy Act is officially being scrapped after 200 years

Peers vote to scrap the Vagrancy Act in controversial government bill
vagrancy act rough sleeping
Vagrancy Act

Peers vote to scrap the Vagrancy Act in controversial government bill

Government blocks bid to scrap 200-year-old law that criminalises rough sleeping
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Vagrancy Act

Government blocks bid to scrap 200-year-old law that criminalises rough sleeping