Ministers face Tory revolt over plans to criminalise rough sleeping

Police in England and Wales to be given powers to fine homeless people deemed to be causing a ‘nuisance’

Ministers are facing a revolt from their own MPs over plans to criminalise homelessness in upcoming legislation.

Under proposals that form part of the UK government’s flagship crime bill, police in England and Wales are to be given powers to fine or move on rough sleepers deemed to be causing a “nuisance”.

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