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: SSAC universal credit consultation

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Published:  August 2012

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Universal Credit draft regulations. The Welfare Reform Act is a skeletal act and we were concerned that some areas of policy detail were not sufficiently developed to allow adequate scrutiny during the parliamentary process. We therefore are pleased that SSAC is now scrutinising the regulations. Read summary and download 

Response to Revised London Plan

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Published:  August 2012

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Mayor's revised early minor alterations to the London Plan, which were published for comment on 6 June 2012 , with the objective of ensuring the London Plan is consist with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) of March 2012. Read summary and download 

Creating a tenancy strategy suitable for your area

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2012

This report is designed to assist local politicians, strategy officers and policy officers in preparing their Tenancy Strategies and landlord Tenancy Policies, in the light of the new flexibility available to them as a result of the Localism Act 2011. It should also assist local people, including local tenants, local councillors and local MPs, in their new role as the main regulators of consumer standards in social housing. Read summary and download 

Report: Understanding Supply Constraints in the Housing Market

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Published:  July 2012

In this report FTI review the economic characteristics of the housing market, the extent to which the structure and industrial organisation of the housing market differs from other markets, and whether there are features of the housing market that constrain the potential supply of new homes. The main findings of this report were presented at a Shelter Roundtable on Monday 23rd July 2012. Read summary and download 

The affordability of private renting for families claiming local housing allowance

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2012

This research report shows local level affordability for small families claiming Local Housing Allowance, at the time of the reforms in April 2011. It also examines areas where there are likely to be large numbers of claimants with shortfalls following the changes to LHA, to help target advice resources. Read summary and download 

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