COVID-19: Efforts to support Gypsies and Travellers in England must go further

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On Saturday 11th April 2020, Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government wrote to local authorities across England highlighting how they can support Gypsies and Travellers during the coronavirus pandemic. While we welcome some of the content of the letter, we feel that it does not go far … Read more

Last updated Apr 16, 2020

If there must be a review of powers to tackle unauthorised sites, the focus should be on local authorities’ failure to identify land for Gypsies and Travellers to live on

This morning, Housing Minister Dominic Raab announced that there will be a review of powers to deal with unauthorised caravan sites. This follows a series of debates on the topic in October 2017, where a number of parliamentarians called for increased eviction powers. We are highly concerned that the upcoming review and actions will fail … Read more

Last updated Jun 5, 2018