The latest national statistics on statutory homelessness, for July to September 2011, were released on 8 December 2011, 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.
This is the second shortened release as set out in the plan. There has been no reduction in the number of tables and data published with the quarterly release, simply a reduction in the text which will be offset by a fuller commentary in the release at the end of the financial year. The supplementary tables that accompanied previous releases have been published as live tables.
The plan was available for user consultation from 13 April to 3 June 2011 and we are planning to publish a summary of the responses received and the final version of the plan (covering the year ending March 2012).