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In this library you will find our latest policy reports, briefings, consultation responses, evidence for Scottish Parliament committees etc. This policy work underpins all of our advocacy and influencing activity to bring about change.

Shelter Scotland briefing - Scottish Budget 2023/24

Briefing paper from Shelter Scotland following the publication of the 2023/24 draft Scottish Budget. The briefing paper covers social housing, homelessness, temporary accommodation and other related areas.

Published: 13 January 2023

Shelter Scotland briefing - Scottish Budget 2023/24

Shelter Scotland briefing: Cost of Living Act evidence of impact

Evidence from Shelter Scotland to Scottish Government Ministers on the impact of the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act in the period September to December 2022.

Published: 9 January 2023

Shelter Scotland briefing: Cost of Living Act evidence of impact

Joint letter to acting Cabinet Secretary for Finance, John Swinney MSP

Joint letter from Shelter Scotland, CIH Scotland and Scottish Federation of Housing Associations to Deputy First Minister John Swinney ahead of the 2023-24 Scottish Budget, calling for social housing to be prioritised.

Published: 7 November 2022

Joint letter to acting Cabinet Secretary for Finance, John Swinney MSP

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 3 debate

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 3 debate

Published: 5 October 2022

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 3 debate

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 2 debate

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 2 debate

Published: 4 October 2022

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 2 debate

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 1 debate

Briefing paper for MSPs ahead of the Stage 1 debate on the emergency Cost of Living Bill, outlining Shelter Scotland's main asks and positions on the legislation.

Published: 3 October 2022

MSP Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 1 debate

Joint Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill

Joint briefing paper for MSPs ahead of the Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill being published and considered by the Scottish Parliament.

Published: 2 October 2022

Joint Briefing: Cost of Living (Protection of Tenants) (Scotland) Bill

MSP Briefing: Emergency Measures on Rent and Eviction

Shelter Scotland briefing paper examining the Scottish Government's emergency proposals in response to the cost-of-living crisis, including a rent freeze and a moratorium on evictions over the winter.

Published: 26 September 2022

MSP Briefing: Emergency Measures on Rent and Eviction

Shelter Scotland written submission: Social Justice and Social Security Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny, 29 September 2022

Shelter Scotland written submission: Social Justice and Social Security Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny, 29 September 2022

Published: 25 September 2022

Shelter Scotland written submission: Social Justice and Social Security Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny, 29 September 2022

Scottish Housing Emergency Action Plan

We are calling on the First Minister to spearhead an urgent Scottish Housing Emergency Action Plan to protect households in Scotland from homelessness. The plan must aim to reduce ‘affordable housing need’ by 2026.

Published: 28 August 2022

Scottish Housing Emergency Action Plan