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Homelessness crisis costs councils over £1bn in just one year

The government has released new figures on the amount being spent by local councils on temporary accommodation for homeless households in En...

Posted on 14 Nov 2019

Shelter responds to the National Audit Office's investigation on Starter Homes

In April 2015, the Conservative Party committed to building 200,000 Starter Homes - but none have been built....

Posted on 07 Nov 2019

Shelter responds to Government plans to end benefits freeze in 2020

The Government announced on Sunday 3 November that the benefit freeze will end in April 2020, with Universal credit rising by just 1.7%...

Posted on 07 Nov 2019

9 in 10 private renters missing out on a social home

More than nine in 10 private renters (91%) who need a social home are unable to get one and are left on waiting lists, often...

Posted on 05 Nov 2019