An Oxfordshire MP has called for clarity over the 'Everyone In' rough sleeping scheme and its continuation.

The approach means that all people experiencing rough sleeping are offered accommodation throughout the pandemic, together with the support they need to move on into more sustainable housing.

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, told the Homelessness Minister in the Commons that 'several councils have reported that the Government have instructed them, through the terms of the rough sleeping initiative funding allocations, to end the use of emergency accommodation for those sleeping rough, so signalling the end of the Everyone In scheme'.

She asked the minister if he could confirm the news. But he replied and said: “It is categorically not the case”.

Earlier this month, Oxford City Council announced that the Government had called an end to 'Everyone In' and that they were moving to new arrangements. It was also reported by Inside Housing magazine.

Ms Moran said: “Councils deserve clarity ASAP on this so they can plan for the future”.

The MP also says the Minister did not answer her question of when the Rough Sleeping Strategy will be updated to detail how the Government plans to meet its target of eliminating rough sleeping by 2024.