James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Communities has today proposed the introduction of a minimum 3 year tenancy term, with a 6 months break clause, to give tenants longer-term security. The length of tenancy corresponds to the tenancy term specified in the ELA Gold Charter. You can find details of the proposal for longer tenancies here.
There is an eight week consultation which ends on 26 August 2018. You can respond online to the consultation for longer tenancies here.