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
A new campaign has been launched after an investigation uncovered routine discrimination by letting agents against tenants on housing benefit.
Published 22 August 2018
Housing and homelessness organisations in England have welcomed commitments in the UK government's new rough sleeping strategy, while calling for bold plans to tackle the causes of homelessness.
Published 13 August 2018
Scottish and UK-wide housing organisations have welcomed a major UK government U-turn on funding for temporary supported housing.
Published 10 August 2018
More than half of all families in England housed in temporary accommodation after being accepted as homeless by their local council are in work, according to new figures from Shelter.
Published 23 July 2018