The latest national statistics on statutory homelessness for October to December 2011 in England were released on 8 March 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.
This is the third 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 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.