Publications

This is a directory of Shelter’s 2020/2021 information materials available to order.

Purchase copies of the current 2020-21 editions of our bestselling housing costs handbooks below. These will be dispatched immediately once payment is received.

We are also taking pre-orders for the 2021-22 editions. Paid for pre-order copies will be dispatched upon publication, expected to be in June 2021.

All editions fully incorporate the emergency measures introduced to ease people’s plight during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Volume one – Guide to Universal Credit & Council Tax Rebates 2020-2021

Price: £43.50 + P&P

Sets out the basic qualifying conditions for entitlement to Universal Credit. It also provides a more detailed explanation of the rules around the housing costs element for renters, and the rules for homeowners to quality for a mortgage interest loan.

You can amend the number of copies you wish to purchase during checkout.


Volume two – Guide to Housing Benefit 2020-21

Price: £43.50 + P&P

Covers all the rules for housing benefit for rent payments across the UK; with many practical examples and over 80 useful tables for quick reference.

You can amend the number of copies you wish to purchase during checkout.


Book bundle: Save 25% when ordering the two books together

Price: £65.25 + P&P

Each bundle ordered includes one copy of both volumes of the 2020/21 housing costs handbooks.

Ordering the two books together as a bundle saves 25% on the individual book prices.

You can amend the number of copies you wish to purchase during checkout.


Pre-order: Volume one – Guide to Universal Credit & Council Tax Rebates 2021-2022

Price: £43.50 + P&P

Covers the rules across the UK for help with personal housing costs available through the Universal Credit, mortgage interest loans, and council tax rebate schemes in Great Britain, and the rate rebate scheme in Northern Ireland.

This new edition explains all the new rules applying to social housing tenants, private tenants, and homeowners starting from April 2021, including the annual uprating.

You can amend the number of copies you wish to purchase during checkout.


Pre-order: Volume two – Guide to Housing Benefit 2021-2022

Price: £43.50 + P&P

Covers all the rules for housing benefit for rent payments across the UK. Includes many practical examples and over 80 useful tables for quick reference.

Fully revised and updated, this new edition will cover all the changes over the past year, including the April 2021 uprating. It will provide answers to some of the most frequent problems and issues, and explain all the new rules starting from April.

You can amend the number of copies you want to purchase during checkout.


Pre-order: 2021-2022 bundles – save 25% when ordering the two books together

Price: £65.25 + P&P

Each bundle ordered will include one copy of each of the two 2021-22 volumes.

Ordering the two books together as a bundle saves 25% on the individual book prices.

You can amend the number of bundles you wish to purchase during checkout.


If you have any queries, please call 0344 515 1155 or email publications@shelter.org.uk.