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Policy Bulletin 20 MarchWelcome to this edition of the Crisis Policy Bulletin, a weekly circulation of recent policy-related news concerned with homelessnessand housing.If you have any comments or suggestions about this newsletter, please do let us know atpolicy@crisis.org.uk or follow this link to subscribe

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Crisis Conference 2012
Crisis has announced details for this year’s conference ‘Ending homelessness: beyond 2012’.
The conference, taking place on 2 May in London, will take a step back and consider how best those working to end homelessness can come together to meet the challenges of 2012 and beyond. Confirmed speakers include Shadow Housing Minister Jack Dromey MP, Lord Richard Best OBE, Stephen Gilbert MP and Chanel4 News Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long.For more details and to book your ticket follow this link
Squatting
Peer tables amendment to scrap squatting ban16/03/2012Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Susan Miller has tabled a number of amendments to the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill including one calling for the criminalisation of squatting to be removed from the Bill entirely. The amendments will be debated in the House of Lordstoday.

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Legal Aid
Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill debated in House of Lords
14/03/2011A number of amendments to the Legal Aid sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill were debated in the House of Lords last week. Peers backed an amendment from Baroness Grey-Thompsonopposing the telephone-gateway service.Read the debate
Social Justice
DWP publishes Social Justice Strategy14/03/2012The Department for Work and Pensionshas published its Social Justice Strategy.Download the strategy
Universal Credit  
Report warns universal credit could hit working mothers13/03/2012A report published last week by Save the Childrenargues that universal credit could negatively impact upon working mothers and push 250,000 children into poverty. The report found that 150,000 of the UK’s poorest working mothers would lose £68 a week.Download the report
Housing
Prime Minister announces further funding to kick-start house building19/03/2012David Cameron announced a further £150 million for the Get Britain Building fund, which gives money to developers with unfinished housing developments.Read more

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