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: Making renting more affordable for more Londoners

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Published:  April 2016

In advance of the London elections in May 2016, we researched affordability in the city's private rented sector and made recommendations for policy change. This report sets out our findings and recommendations. Read summary and download 

Housing and Planning Bill - Report stage amendments

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2016

Report stage amendment briefings for Peers Read summary and download 

Anti-Lobbying Clause Response

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Published:  April 2016

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Research Report: Five years of renting

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2016

A simple analysis of the cost of renting average private rented homes across England. Read summary and download 

Research: Experiences of people in housing debt

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2016

Shelter conducted 19 in-depth qualitative interviews in November 2015 with people who were or had recently been in rent or mortgage arrears. This report summarises the findings of this research. Read summary and download 

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