News – March 2010

Cake Time

Cake Time causes a stir  

30 March 2010

Shelter supporters across the country have been cooking up a feast of cakes, buns and biscuits over the last couple of weeks to celebrate Cake Time, our delicious spring time fundraising event.

Modern block of flats

Councils to keep 'right to buy' funds 

26 March 2010

Councils will be allowed to keep revenue from the sale of council homes under new local authority financing rules, Housing Minister John Healey has announced.

Alistair Darling

Budget relief for homeowners 

24 March 2010

Shelter has welcomed the announcement that the interest rate on Support for Mortgage Interest, a state benefit paid to struggling homeowners, will be frozen for a further six months. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling made the commitment in today’s Budget.

Housing League Table website

98% of councils failing on affordability 

18 March 2010

98 per cent of local authorities in England are failing to deliver enough affordable homes to meet need, a new website launched by Shelter has found.

a house

Spotlight on private renting 

11 March 2010

Shelter has welcomed the Government's new homelessness figures but has called for regulation of the private rented sector, which is used to house homeless families.

Overcrowded family

Government failing overcrowded children 

05 March 2010

The Government has broken the promise it made six years ago to update the 1935 overcrowding standard, leaving more than a million children trapped in overcrowded homes, Shelter says.

Midlife cyclists

Midlife cyclists take to the saddle 

03 March 2010

Five Shelter supporters who dub themselves 'The Midlife Cyclists' will be setting off by bike for Spain on 19 May 2010 to raise money for our work with people in housing need.

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