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: Neighbourhood Planning Bill second reading

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2016

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill is another attempt to balance the competing interests that can make planning so divisive. In strengthening neighbourhood plans and compulsory purchase powers it’s a welcome step towards a strong, positive planning system. Read summary and download 

Consultation Response: Client Money Protection

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2016

Shelter's response to DCLG's consultation into Client Money Protection. Read summary and download 

Report: Achieving the Ambition

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2016

The new government has reaffirmed its ambition to build one million new homes in England this Parliament. This commitment is welcome and Shelter wants to be part of making it happen. Read summary and download 

Changes to homelessness law and practice in Scotland, Wales and England

Applicable to: 
Published:  June 2016

Analysis of recent changes to homeless law and practice in Scotland and Wales, and implications for England. Read summary and download 

Report: Renters put at risk

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2016

New analysis of government court statistics exploring the number of rented households put at risk of eviction in England over the past year at a local, regional and national level. Read summary and download 

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