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: 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 

Response: Grenfell Draft Walkways Policy

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2018

Shelter's response to Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea consultation on it's Draft Walkways Rehousing Policy Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Mandatory client money protection for property agents

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2017

Shelter's response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on the implementation of mandatory client money protection for property agents. Read summary and download 

Research: Impact of homelessness on children - research with teachers

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2017

Homeless children are commuting long distances to school, facing insecurity over where they'll be staying each night, and struggling to sleep or study in overcrowded or poor accommodation. Read summary and download 

Response: Draft Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2017

Shelter's response to the DCLG consultation on the Draft Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities ahead of the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Read summary and download 

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