News – November 2009

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New homelessness data welcomed 

27 November 2009

Shelter has today welcomed new data that shows the measures local authorities are taking to prevent homelessness – after campaigning for the figures to be released.

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1.3 million private tenants struggling 

26 November 2009

Private tenants are the hidden victims of the recession, new research from Shelter and Money Advice Trust (MAT) shows.

Housebuilding figures fall 

19 November 2009

New figures released today show that we are still not building enough homes to meet demand, Shelter has said.

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Government 'failing' tenants 

19 November 2009

The Government is failing private tenants by not including legislation in the Financial Services and Banking Bill which would have protected renters if their landlord was repossessed, Shelter and Crisis have said today.

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Businesses get quizzical for Shelter!  

18 November 2009

Businesses pitted their wits against one another in a grand general knowledge challenge for Shelter last week, with Shoosmiths' team 'Jill and a Bit' winning the coveted Let's Get Quizzical 2009 trophy.

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Barrister wins award for Shelter case 

17 November 2009

A barrister who worked on an historic case brought by Shelter has won the prestigious 2009 Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award.

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Repossessions rise by 3% 

12 November 2009

New figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today show the number of repossessions rose by 3% in the third quarter of the year to 11,700. The total number of repossessions for this year are predicted to be 48,000.

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London Mayor supports campaign 

11 November 2009

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has backed Shelter's overcrowding campaign by calling on MPs to show the same concern to the 330,000 London children stuck in overcrowded accommodation as they do for battery farmed chickens

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Call for renters' tax break  

03 November 2009

Shelter is calling for greater tax breaks for householders who rent a room to lodgers, because the tax threshold - the amount a person can receive in income before paying tax - is so low it puts people off from offering a room to potential renters.

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