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Policy Transfer and Part 2 of the Housing Act (Wales) 2014

Wilding, Mark and Madoc-Jones, Iolo and Ahmed, Anya and Gibbons, Andrea and Jones, Katy and Rogers, Michaela (2019) Policy Transfer and Part 2 of the Housing Act (Wales) 2014. Social Policy and Society. ISSN 1474-7464

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Abstract

Part 2 of the Housing Act (Wales) 2014 and its implementation has been keenly observed by governments outside of Wales, as they continue to search for policy solutions to help address the homelessness crisis. This article examines the extent to which there has been policy transfer from Wales to other national contexts and the potential for such transfer to occur in the future. It is identified that some transfer has already taken place within the UK and there is the potential for future policy transfer both within the UK and internationally. Adaptation to each of the new contexts is necessary to underpin successful transfer of provisions of the Act; however, outside of the UK this will need to be more extensive and include the introduction of a right to housing.

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