Policy library

Policy, research and good practice work forms a major part of Shelter's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues. In this section you can browse through the reports, factsheets, briefings and policy consultation responses that we produce.

All policy documents

Report: When Brownfield Isn't Enough

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2016

There is no silver bullet solution to finding space for the homes London needs: all options need to be considered. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Shelter response to the LGA Housing Commission

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2016

Shelter's response to the LGA Housing Commission, February 2016 Read summary and download 

Consultation response: National Planning Policy - consultation on proposed changes

Applicable to: 
Published:  February 2016

This is a response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on changes to national planning policy. Read summary and download 

Research Report: Survey of Private Landlords

Applicable to: 
Published:  February 2016

The results of a Shelter and YouGov survey of over 1,000 UK landlords, the largest and most representative survey of private landlords since 2010. It offers a unique insight into their finances, practices and plans for the future. Read summary and download 

Briefing: the need for stable renting in England

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Published:  February 2016

This briefing sets out the case for making renting in England longer-term. It brings together new research by YouGov for Shelter, which outlines the negative effects of instability, with other sources to show how unstable renting is in England today. Read summary and download 

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