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 - LSC Civil Bids Round for 2010 contracts

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2009

This is Shelter's response to the Legal Services Commission's consultation on the Civil bids round for 2010 contracts. Read summary and download 

2020 Group Launch Document

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2009

This is the launch document for the 2020 Group. Read summary and download 

Response - Local Housing Allowance and larger properties

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2009

Shelter does not agree with the proposal to cap Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates at the five bedroom rate for all new customers with effect from 6 April 2009. Read summary and download 

Fiscal Stimulus Paper

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2009

The UK has played a leading role internationally in recognising the importance of fiscal stimulus measures in supporting the economy through the current downturn. Alongside tax cuts and benefit increases, a key aspect of this approach is additional public expenditure on infrastructure investment. Read summary and download 

Research Briefing: A Postcode Lottery?

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2009

Shelter is undertaking a study throughout 2009 to monitor the implementation of the local housing allowance (LHA) scheme. This briefing – the first in a series documenting the findings of the study – reveals wide variations in the affordability of private rented housing for LHA claimants. Read summary and download 

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