The Government has confirmed that the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 will come into force, as expected, on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.
This means that homeless applications to English councils made on or after 3rd April must be administered under the amended rules.
The commencement regulations can be found here.
The regulations also enable the Government to make separate regulations (on or after 12th February) concerning:
Let's hope that the Code of Guidance is issued well in advance of April (no summary of the consultation responses has yet been issued).