Monthly archives: September 2012

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Ellie Robinson
 
I am a Public Affairs Officer at Shelter. When I am not thinking about politics, housing or food I am usually exploring East London.

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By Ellie Robinson

Housing: a clear priority for the Liberal Democrats

This week in stormy Brighton there were many anxious discussions about what the Liberal Democrat Party stands for in 2012, but remarkable consensus on the importance of a decent, affordable home. From coffee bar to conference hall, housing came out as a clear … Continue reading

Robbie de Santos
 
I am a Policy Officer at Shelter and spend a lot of time thinking about the future of private renting and the changing demographics of the sector. When I’m not thinking about housing I’ll likely be cycling around London, in the kitchen cooking up some kind of feast, or writing about it on my food blog.

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By Robbie de Santos

We need to talk solutions as well as problems with renting

We’ve had a warm reaction to our proposals for better renting over the last week. It’s a real testament to policy makers’ and the industry’s acknowledgement of the world we live in – one in which millions of people on … Continue reading

Tristan Carlyon
 
Category: Statistics Analyst. Further tags: Father of two; joined Shelter in 2001; curator of Shelter Housing Databank; Ginger. Chosen specialised subjects: Housing and homelessness statistics; Marvel Comics 1983-1990.

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By Tristan Carlyon

When is a region not a Region?

As part of an ongoing effort to remove the regional government framework, Eric Pickles has announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government will no longer be publishing regional level statistics. The arguments for and against this course of … Continue reading

Robbie de Santos
 
I am a Policy Officer at Shelter and spend a lot of time thinking about the future of private renting and the changing demographics of the sector. When I’m not thinking about housing I’ll likely be cycling around London, in the kitchen cooking up some kind of feast, or writing about it on my food blog.

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By Robbie de Santos

Our proposal: a better deal for renters

It’s not news to readers of this blog that we’re concerned about how private renting is working for people with no other options open to them. Some 8.5 million people now rent from a private landlord – more than live … Continue reading

Nicola Hughes
 
I’m a Senior Policy Officer at Shelter, and have been here since late 2008, mainly working on housing market issues, debt and preventing repossessions. When not being a policy wonk/arguing about politics I’m usually baking, indulging in long Russian novels or dancing (badly) at the indie disco.

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By Nicola Hughes

Renters: unregistered and unrepresented?

It’s the time of year when my council sends round letters to check that we’re registered to vote. Happily, I’ve been renting my flat for a while and confirmed our names on the register with minimal fuss. As the political … Continue reading

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