The UK Government must complete and publish a full assessment of the impact on renters of their decisions to freeze Local Housing Allowance and cut Universal Credit, which risk pushing many households into poverty, problem debt, and homelessness, according to a number of housing groups.
Published 17 August 2021
The UK Government has been warned of an impending rent crisis in the UK following the reintroduction of a national lockdown.
Published 8 January 2021
Call for change to 'dangerous' new immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough for deportation
New immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough will endanger lives, undermine progress in reducing homelessness and must be reconsidered, a collection of leading homelessness charities have warned in a message being sent to the UK Government.
Published 6 November 2020
New immigration rules from the Home Office outlining that non-UK nationals rough sleeping could face deportation from January 1 next year have been branded as "cruel" and a “huge step backwards” by homelessness charities.
Published 23 October 2020
The practice of refusing to rent homes to people on housing benefit has suffered another legal blow after a disabled father won his trial against housing benefit discrimination this week.
Published 10 September 2020
Maddy Moore responds to Shelter’s successful court case against blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit.
Published 15 July 2020
Blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit are unlawful and discriminatory, a judge in England has ruled.
Published 14 July 2020
HSBC is currently working with charities in the UK to help homeless people who do not have permanent or fixed addresses, or photo ID, to open bank accounts.
Published 16 December 2019
Campaigners are calling for an increase to the Scottish Welfare Fund budget after new statistics released show a rising number of Scots are accessing emergency cash to help pay for food or heating.
Published 30 October 2019
One in four households in England who are homeless or under the threat of homelessness in 2018 were in paid employment at the time, an Observer study of government figures has found.
Published 16 September 2019
Housing and homelessness charity Shelter urges England to follow Scotland’s lead in introducing pioneering longer, more secure tenancies.
Published 18 June 2019
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called on the UK Government to scrap the “fundamentally unfair” benefit cap after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the policy.
Published 16 May 2019
A £600,000 pot of funding has been launched in Greater Manchester which aims to find real-life solutions to the housing problems facing thousands of vulnerable private renters in the city.
Published 13 May 2019
Housing charity Shelter has said it will take an investment of £214 billion into the delivery of three million new homes to solve the social housing crisis in England.
Published 8 January 2019
Staff at housing and homeless charity Shelter, including those in Scotland, will take three days of strike action next month in a dispute over pay.
Published 29 November 2018