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

Mortgage and Secured Loan Arrears - Adviser and Borrower Surveys

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2009

AdviceUK, Citizens Advice, Money Advice Trust and Shelter are undertaking research into how well the government and industry initiatives to lessen the impact of rising mortgage arrears and repossessions are working in England and Wales. The research assesses adviser and borrower views on the impact of the pre-action protocol on lenders’ and judges’ practices, advisers’ experiences so far of the mortgage rescue scheme in England and of changes to support for mortgage interest. A specific aim was to explore whether differences can be seen in the practices of different lender types. In addition the research explores the advisers’ views on outcomes and support for clients following repossession. Read summary and download 

Response - Treasury Consultation on Sale and Rent Back

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2009

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to comment on this consultation paper and the positive action taken by the Government and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to regulate the sale and rent back (SRB) market. Read summary and download 

Response - Ecotown Planning Policy Statement

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2009

Shelter supports the eco-town concept as one of a range of approaches to addressing two critical issues facing this country: the desperate need for new housing, specifically affordable housing, and the challenge of climate change. Read summary and download 

A Private Matter? - Private tenants: the forgotten victims of the repossessions crisis

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2009

Shelter, Citizens Advice, Crisis and the Chartered Institute of Housing are calling for changes to give tenants basic protection from eviction when their landlord has defaulted on the mortgage and the lender is seeking possession. Read summary and download 

Response - Ending Child Poverty: Making It Happen

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2009

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Child Poverty Unit’s consultation on ending child poverty. We support the Government’s vision for eradicating child poverty and agree with the four aspirations that underpin their long term plan. Read summary and download 

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