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

Parliamentary Briefing: Second Reading of Tenant Fees Bill

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2018

A Parliamentary briefing ahead of the Second Reading debate of the government's Tenant Fees Bill. Read summary and download 

Response: Strengthening consumer redress in the housing market

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2018

Shelter's response to MHCLG's consultation on strengthening consumer redress in the housing market, including proposals for a single housing ombudsman. Read summary and download 

Shelter Briefing: General Debate on Housing

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2018

At the heart of every problem that we see is the overall lack of affordable homes. Quite simply we aren’t building enough homes – and haven’t for a generation. In addition, the homes we are building are all too often unaffordable, unattractive and lacking in necessary community infrastructure. We need to change this by closing loopholes in current planning legislation that give landowners and developers too much control over what gets built, and kickstart a new era of largescale public sector housebuilding. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2018

From 3 April 2018, there will need to be a major change in the way local housing authorities respond to homeless people. So being aware of this change is very important for those who advise and support homeless households. Read summary and download 

Briefing: NPPF Consultation

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2018

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