Funding in support of tackling overcrowding will be considered as part of the next spending review.
We will continue to work with our 54 local authority pathfinders in developing good practice in tackling overcrowding, which is being shared with other local authorities.
The 54 overcrowding pathfinder authorities are tackling overcrowding in all tenures.
Prior to making any change to the statutory standards we want to establish the impact, timing and cost of undertaking a phased and manageable move to a new statutory standard. Evidence is being generated through the 54 overcrowding pathfinder authorities.