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

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead

The Vagrancy Act was consigned to history earlier this year but Lib Dem MP Layla Moran warns the 200-year-old law could return to criminalise rough sleeping through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

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

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

Academics have called for a change in policing culture and better training for officers to stop Public Spaces Protection Orders being misused against rough sleepers

Eviction ban needed to prevent rough sleeping ‘catastrophe’, government told
Homelessness

Eviction ban needed to prevent rough sleeping ‘catastrophe’, government told

Acting on the cost of living crisis is just as urgent as the Covid response, homelessness experts have warned

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

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

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Police forced to scrap order that banned a homeless man from carrying a cup
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
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 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
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
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
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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The ‘archaic’ Vagrancy Act is officially being scrapped after 200 years

Peers vote to scrap the Vagrancy Act in controversial government bill
Vagrancy Act

Peers vote to scrap the Vagrancy Act in controversial government bill

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