The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all
The Napoleonic Wars-era Vagrancy Act is set to be scrapped with an ongoing consultation on what should replace it. But Centrepoint’s Balbir Kaur Chatrik says rough sleepers should be supported rather than punished.
Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act
Rough sleepers need help not policing, writes the MP for Cities of London and Westminster Nickie Aiken, as the Westminster government’s amendment to scrap the 200-year-old Vagrancy Act reaches the Commons.
Robert Jenrick: Conservatives got it ‘wrong’ on rough sleeping
Former housing secretary Jenrick set the Westminster government’s target to end rough sleeping by 2024 and presided over the rough sleeping pandemic response. He told The Big Issue where the government is up to in tackling homelessness