Analysis and action on living standards
The UK’s housing market is not delivering for low-to-middle income families. Families are spending more of their income on housing and getting less for their money; fewer families are enjoying the security of home ownership or a social rented tenancy, with millions more living in the insecure private rented sector; and house prices have surged relative to incomes.
Our work focuses on understanding the causes and impact of these developments, and on the appropriate policy responses. In our quarterly Housing Outlook, we spotlight some of the key issues affecting housing in the UK today, from the impact of higher inflation on social renters’ housing costs, to what climate change means for England’s housing stock and for the families living in these homes.
In each Housing Outlook, we also track key indicators relating to market trends, housing’s impact on living standards, and housing policy developments. These can be explored in our interactive charts, available below, and updated each quarter along with the publication of the Housing Outlook.
Find out more about our wider housing work here.
In this first Housing Outlook of 2023, we examine how the cost of living crisis is impacting on working-age individuals’ ability to cope with their housing costs.
With large increases in private rents reported over the last year, this Housing Outlook reflects on the short- and long-term challenges facing the 4.4 million private renting households in England today.
In this Housing Outlook we investigate what the warming world means for England’s housing stock and for the families living in these homes.
Explore our interactive charts, indicating market trends, housing’s impact on living standards and housing policy developments. Where possible, we present regional breakdowns to improve understanding of how trends play out differently across the country. All charts are updated each quarter along with the publication of the Housing Outlook.
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