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

Briefing: Housing and Planning Bill 2015

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2015

This Parliamentary briefing outlines areas of the Housing and Planning Bill of particular importance to Shelter. The briefing has been produced ahead of the Second Reading of the Bill in the House of Commons. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Welfare Reform Bill Autumn 2015

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Published:  October 2015

This Parliamentary briefing outlines areas of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill where Shelter has key concerns. The briefing has been produced ahead of Report Stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons. Read summary and download 

LHA freeze England

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Published:  October 2015

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Method note: What could be the impact of freezing local housing allowance for four years

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2015

The emergency budget announced that working age benefits - including Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates - will be frozen at 2015/16 levels until April 2020. We estimated the impact of this on a small family renting one the cheapest two bedroom homes in their area, across England. Read summary and download 

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