The latest national statistics on statutory homelessness in England for January to March 2012, and for the financial year 2011 to 2012, were released on 14 June 2012, under arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
The Department for Communities and Local Government’s statistics plan 2011 to 2012 sets out the department’s intention to reduce the detail of the statutory homelessness quarterly releases to include only the most high profile and volatile data, with a more detailed publication at year end.
As a result, the first 3 quarterly releases for 2011 to 2012 were in a shortened form, although there was no reduction in the number of tables and data published with the quarterly release, simply a reduction in the text. This release, covering the end of the financial year, contains a fuller commentary.
The plan was available for user consultation from 13 April to 3 June 2011 and the final version of the plan (covering the year ending March 2012) was published on 7 March 2012.