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: Abandonment Lords Committee Stage

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2016

The Housing and Planning Bill contains a clause that speeds up the process of a landlord taking possession of their property where it has been abandoned by the tenant. By taking responsibility for possession claims away from the courts this measure risks making it easier for rogue landlords to carry out illegal evictions. Read summary and download 

Housing and Planning Bill - 2nd reading briefing (House of Lords)

Applicable to: 
Published:  January 2016

Shelter's briefing for Peers for 2nd reading of the Housing and Planning Bill Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Public Financial Guidance and the Financial Advice Market Review

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2016

Shelter works to empower people with housing problems to keep, access and improve a home. Housing and financial advice are often linked. The provision of free-to-client, impartial financial guidance to give clients the information they need, to make financial decisions directly or to seek the right advice to help them to do so, is an important part of our advice services. Read summary and download 

Briefing - Housing and Planning Bill: Fitness for human habitation

Applicable to: 
Published:  December 2015

This briefing outlines Shelter’s support for a new clause on fitness for human habitation as part of the Housing and Planning Bill 2015. The briefing has been produced ahead of the Bill Committee’s discussion of new clauses as part of the Bill. Read summary and download 

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