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

Can landlords' business plans sustain stable, predictable tenancies?

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Published:  June 2012

Shelter commissioned Jones Lang LaSalle to look in-depth at individual landlord business plans, with a view to understand the impact of longer tenancies with indexed rent increases on the performance of landlords' investments. Read summary and download 

Housing in transition: Understanding the dynamics of tenure change

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2012

England, traditionally seen as a nation of homeowners, is experiencing significant change in the types of housing tenure in which people live. The Government has estimated that there are more than one million households who have been excluded from home ownership in recent years. Read summary and download 

Research report: England Repossession Risk Hotspots 2011/12

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2012

Shelter has conducted new research to create a national picture of England’s repossession hotspots. These hotspots are identified as areas with the highest proportion of private homes on which repossession claims have been issued by mortgage lenders. Read summary and download 

Briefing - Universal Credit and Housing

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2012

Universal Credit aims to simplify the benefit system by unifying a number of means-tested benefits. This will mean claimants only have to report personal information and changes in circumstances to one agency. Read summary and download 

Bricks or benefits? Rebalancing housing investment

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Published:  May 2012

Successive governments have moved to curb the rising cost of housing benefit by adjusting benefit entitlement and imposing additional restrictions on the regime, but these efforts have focused on treating the symptoms rather than the cause. The report sets out the argument for the long-sighted approach; investing in supply to bring down the housing benefit bill by reducing the cost of housing and lifting households out of the benefit trap. Read summary and download 

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