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: NPPF Consultation

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2018

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Response: Tackling the Hidden Economy (PRS licensing)

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Published:  March 2018

Shelter supports the Government’s proposal to make access to licences needed to trade conditional on tax compliance, known as ‘conditionality’. We agree that applying conditionality to HMO licenses and selective licensing schemes could support existing HMRC compliance activity by helping and encouraging more landlords to ensure they are compliant with tax laws before renting out properties. Read summary and download 

Briefing: HCLG Select Committee Questions to Ministers – Housing Priorities

Applicable to: 
Published:  March 2018

This briefing provides HCLG Select Committee members with background and questions to ask Ministers around current housing issues. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Westminster Hall Debate on cladding and remedial fire safety work

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Published:  March 2018

This briefing outlines our position on remedial works for unsafe cladding. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Viable villages

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2018

Shelter and CPRE launch new joint research to shine a light on one way for rural communities to get more of the affordable homes they need to thrive. Our research shows that viability assessments are used to undercut affordable housing requirements in the countryside, reducing the numbers of affordable homes by half when they are used. This report includes our joint recommendations to make viability assessments fair, limited and transparent through reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Read the report at cpre.org.uk/viablevillages Read summary and download 

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