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 - Estimates Day Debate on Homelessness

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2018

Homelessness has risen dramatically since 2010. One of the results of this is to cost local authorities enormous amounts of money, with £1.15 billion being spent on homelessness services in 2015-16. Shelter believes that we need to take steps to address this by ending the freeze on LHA rates, introducing five year tenancies as standard in the private rented sector and dramatically increasing the supply of social housing. Read summary and download 

Describing people research

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2018

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Briefing: Debate on Housing, Planning and the Green Belt

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2018

A briefing for MPs ahead of a Backbench Business Debate on Housing, Planning & Green Belt. Read summary and download 

Response: Breathing space scheme for people in debt

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2018

Shelter response to HM Treasury on the proposal for a breathing space scheme and statutory debt repayment plan for people in problem debt. Read summary and download 

Response: Draft Tenant Fees Bill

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2018

Shelter's written evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on the draft Tenant Fees Bill. The bill sets out the Government's approach to banning letting agent fees in England. Read summary and download 

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