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

The UK Housing Review is a crucial resource for housing professionals, leaders, and policymakers across the UK's public and private housing sectors. The Review, published annually, brings together the most important housing statistics for England (and its regions), Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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This year the UK Housing Review is available for free for all members. Non-members, please go down to the buy now button on this page to purchase your copy. 


Member-only copy

Commentary chapters in each year's Review include analysis of trends in UK housing markets, housing needs, 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.

The UK Housing Review 2023 has all of this material and more. Its contemporary issues chapters by leading analysts, include analysis of:

  • 31 years of housing policy changes
  • Current issues in the private rented sector
  • The supply of affordable housing, and how it could be increased
  • A retrospective view of the right to buy - across the UK.

This year the UK Housing Review is available as a free PDF download to CIH members. Non-members can purchase the PDF by following the link below to the CIH bookshop.

Lord Richard Best

Huge congratulations to John Perry and CIH on the latest edition of the ever-fresh UK Housing Review. It remains the essential encyclopedia of housing data and the stimulus for informed discussion on critical housing issues.

Benefits of UK Housing Review
Clear insight into the current housing landscape

The Review’s commentary and contemporary chapters feature a wealth of in-depth analysis, helping paint a clear picture of housing across the UK. It is authored by experts from the sector and beyond; it features over 200 charts and tables for those who need information about housing policy and finance.

An opportunity to learn

We all know how important it is to learn and grow as a housing professional. The UK Housing Review is the ultimate what you need to know – bringing together different voices, thinking and analysis to help your thinking evolve.

Relevant for all professionals across the industry

Regardless of your role, tenure or specialism, the UK Housing Review will have something for you.

  • Discover the policy and statistical analysis, latest developments, and critical information on your speciality area for housing professionals.
  • For policy and research colleagues – explore the essential data you need for preparing reports, research and recommendations with the most up-to-date facts, figures and findings.
  • For senior managers, CEOs, board members – build your understanding of the current housing landscape to help you make important decisions for your organisation. Your tenants and customers fit for now and the future.
31 years of evidence and housing policy

2023 sees the publication of the thirty first UK Housing Review. A contemporary housing bible the 2023 edition references key milestones and developments, helping you understand the direction of travel for our housing sector, the current context we live in, and what we should do to create a better future.

Pick the parts that are relevant to you

The UK Housing Review is a considerable publication, and we know not everyone will want to read every word printed. You may pick one or two chapters to digest that is relevant to you, or, if you’re a bit more of a research-bod, you might spend some time unpicking each of the sections. Whatever you choose, the content is there for you to use as and when you feel you need it.

Steve Moseley  |  Group Director, Governance, Strategy and Communications, L&Q

It’s the sector Bible

The UK Housing Review 2023 authors are
  • Mark Stephens, University of Glasgow
  • John Perry, Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Peter Williams, University of Cambridge
  • Gillian Young, Heriot-Watt University

Financial support for the review

Provided by:

  • Campbell Tickell
  • Clarion
  • Crisis
  • Guinness Partnership
  • Grand Union Housing Group
  • Housing Studies Charitable Trust
  • London & Quadrant
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Paradigm Housing
  • Places for People
  • Scottish Government
  • Settle Group
  • The Housing Finance Corporation and
  • Welsh Government
Executive summary
Take a look at some of the key headlines in the 2023 edition of the UK Housing Review.
UK Housing Review
The UK Housing Review website has extracts from each edition of the Review and all of the tables and is updated twice yearly.
Autumn briefing paper
Look out for the UK Housing Review Autumn Briefing Paper in October 2023.