30th edition of the UK Housing Review published
A key resource for housing professionals, leaders and policymakers across the public and private housing sectors in the UK has now been published.
The UK Housing Review brings together the most important housing statistics for England (and its regions), Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – and is now available for all Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) members to download for free as part of their membership.
2022 marks three decades since the UK Housing Review began. The anniversary edition references key milestones and developments from the past 30 years, helping professionals understand the direction of travel for the housing sector, the current context and what should be done to create a better housing future.
Some headlines have already been released based on analysis conducted as part of this year’s Review. It has:
- Identified worsening affordability gaps across most of the UK
- Shown faster progress is needed to tackle poor energy efficiency of older homes
- Highlighted England’s Right to Buy is a ‘strategic failure’ and will exacerbate inequalities if left unchecked
- Shown millions of households could be plunged into fuel poverty unless government acts to address spiralling costs and energy inefficiency.
Mark Stephens, professor of urban studies at the University of Glasgow and one of the Review’s main authors, said: “As the UK enters the world of higher inflation for the first time in a generation, the Review once again reminds us of the critical role that housing policy can play in protecting households from shocks such as the financial crisis and the pandemic.”
Rachael Williamson, head of policy and external affairs at CIH, added: “As always, this year’s UK Housing Review features chapters on a variety of housing-related issues written by leading analysts. It is packed with statistics and analysis about housing, households, and welfare benefits across the UK and internationally, making it the prime source of information and analysis for all concerned with housing policy and finance.
“The Review also has 200 tables covering a wide range of housing data relating to tenure, social housing stock, housing expenditure, and the private rented sector.”