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: Overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2018

Shelter's response to the government's consultation on overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Third Reading of Tenant Fees Bill

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2018

A Parliamentary briefing ahead of the Third Reading debate of the government's Tenant Fees Bill. Read summary and download 

Response: Review of the impact of changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2018

Shelter's submission to the MoJ shows that the LASPO changes along with associated administrative changes to the legal aid system are severely compromising our ability to help people resolve their housing and homelessness problems and secure access to justice. An increasingly crisis-driven approach to housing advice in general, and the removal from scope of welfare benefits, and housing benefit in particular, is leaving people to fall through the net and not helping to prevent homelessness. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Stop DSS Discrimination

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2018

A Shelter and National Housing Federation research report looking at the extent of 'No DSS' practices in the lettings industry. Read summary and download 

Shelter Response: Consultation on Universal Credit managed migration

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2018

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to this inquiry. More than 4.7 million people came to Shelter for help last year for help with housing and homelessness problems across England and Scotland. Read summary and download 

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