The comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 8 January 2021.
At the start of this pandemic we made sure that the most vulnerable in society were protected. This winter, we are continuing in this vein and redoubling our efforts to help those most in need.
Our ongoing Everyone In initiative is widely regarded as one of the most successful of its kind in the world, ensuring 33,000 people are safe in accommodation. We are now going further and focusing on GP registration of rough sleepers.
We are also extending the ban on bailiff evictions – helping to protect the most vulnerable renters.