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

Social Housing Factsheet

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2009

During the post-war period social housing was the tenure of choice for many working households. However, as a result of the sale of local authority housing in the 1980s and the failure to build sufficient homes to maintain stock levels, the provision has become more tightly constrained and social housing today only has the capacity to house those in the greatest need. Read summary and download 

Response - Changes to Local Housing Allowance

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2009

We do not agree with the proposals to amend Housing Benefit regulations from April 2010 so that claimants are unable to receive up to a £15 excess of their weekly LHA over and above their contractual rent Read summary and download 

Response - Building a new regulatory framework

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2009

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Tenant Services Authority’s (TSA) discussion paper Building a new regulatory framework. Read summary and download 

Response - Marmot Review of health inequalities in England post 2010

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2009

In November 1998, the Secretary of State for Health asked Professor Sir Michael Marmot to advise on the future development of health inequalities strategy post 2010. Read summary and download 

Response - Greater flexibility for planning permissions

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2009

Shelter strongly supports the proposal to extend the time limits on existing planning permissions for major developments for a temporary period. We hope the quick implementation of this measure will encourage much-needed housing development. Read summary and download 

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