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

Shelter response to BEIS consultation on a Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency in the PRS

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Published:  July 2018

Shelter response to a BEIS consultation on the introduction of a cap on the amount PRS landlords have to spend in order to bring their properties up to a minimum standard of energy efficiency. Read summary and download 

Response: BEIS Domestic PRS Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency

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Published:  July 2018

Shelter response to a BEIS consultation on the introduction of a cap on the amount PRS landlords have to spend in order to bring their properties up to a minimum standard of energy efficiency. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: MHCLG Electrical safety in the PRS April 2018

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Published:  July 2018

The Government has consulted again on introducing new standards for electrical safety in the PRS. Shelter fully supports the recommendations made by the electrical safety standards working group and urges the Government to implement them as soon as possible. Read summary and download 

Submission: CLG Committee inquiry Role of Local Authorities in the PRS

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

Property conditions in the PRS are worse than in any other sector. Shelter gave written and oral evidence to the CLG Select Committee inquiry into the role of local authorities in improving standards in, and access to, the PRS. Read summary and download 

Growth in the Private Rented Sector 2001-2018

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

It is well known that the size of the private rented sector has increased dramatically in recent years. In this new research Shelter takes this well known fact and provides the data that is needed to see just how dramatic this increase has been. Provided at a local authority level this unique data set helps us understand the size and importance of the private rented sector in how people live in England today. Read summary and download 

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