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

Response: DCLG Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Review January 2018

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

Shelter believes that everyone should be able to live in a safe, secure and affordable homes. Smoke and carbon monoxide safety is a key part of this, across all tenures. Read summary and download 

Shelter response to BEIS consultation on a Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency in the PRS

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Published:  July 2018

Shelter response to a BEIS consultation on the introduction of a cap on the amount PRS landlords have to spend in order to bring their properties up to a minimum standard of energy efficiency. Read summary and download 

Response: BEIS Domestic PRS Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency

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Published:  July 2018

Shelter response to a BEIS consultation on the introduction of a cap on the amount PRS landlords have to spend in order to bring their properties up to a minimum standard of energy efficiency. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: MHCLG Electrical safety in the PRS April 2018

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Published:  July 2018

The Government has consulted again on introducing new standards for electrical safety in the PRS. Shelter fully supports the recommendations made by the electrical safety standards working group and urges the Government to implement them as soon as possible. Read summary and download 

Submission: CLG Committee inquiry Role of Local Authorities in the PRS

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

Property conditions in the PRS are worse than in any other sector. Shelter gave written and oral evidence to the CLG Select Committee inquiry into the role of local authorities in improving standards in, and access to, the PRS. Read summary and download 

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