The UK Housing Review is the prime source of information and analysis for all concerned with housing policy and finance.


CIH’s landmark publication is the UK Housing Review, which since 1993 has provided an annual appraisal of the state of the UK’s housing combining statistical analysis with expert commentary. Each year the Review is packed with statistics and analysis about housing, households, homelessness and welfare benefits across the UK and internationally.

Lindsay Judge  |  Research director, Resolution Foundation

UKHR is the essential roadmap that enables us all to navigate the intricacies of the housing world

Commentary chapters in each year's Review include analysis of trends in UK housing markets and in housing needs, as well as of housing provision and public expenditure on housing, the government's current investment plans and topics such as homelessness.

The Review’s compendium has 200 tables covering a wide range of housing data relating to tenure, social housing stock, housing expenditure, and the private rented sector. Each year’s edition contains several new or revised tables, and key ones are updated during the year.

CIH publishes three key resources based on the work for the review:

  • the 250-page Review itself, available for sale in 2021 as a pdf file (see below), normally published in the Spring
  • a UK Housing Review Briefing Paper, normally published in the autumn and downloadable free of charge
  • the UK Housing Review website, which has extracts from each edition of the Review together with all of the tables and is updated twice-yearly.

This year's contemporary issues chapters, by leading analysts, include discussion of:

  • the post-Covid economy and housing market
  • the government’s planning reforms in England
  • the ‘zero carbon’ challenge.

The UK Housing Review Autumn Briefing Paper was also published in October 2021. Download your free copy.

The UK Housing Review 2021 authors are
  • Mark Stephens, University of Glasgow
  • John Perry, Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Peter Williams, University of Cambridge
  • Gillian Young, Heriot-Watt University
  • Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt University

Financial support for the review

Provided by:

  • Clarion
  • Crisis
  • Guinness Partnership
  • Housing Studies Charitable Trust
  • London & Quadrant
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Scottish Government
  • Settle Group
  • The Housing Finance Corporation and
  • Welsh Government

Professor Phil Brown  |  Chair of the Housing Studies Association

A superbly conceived and presented report