The Housing Forum regularly publishes insightful reports as a byproduct of both our well-attended events series’ and our collaborative responses to industry priorities.

Outcomes of the collaboration amongst the extensive cross-sector membership of The Housing Forum, include the practical and usable reports that we produce.

The Housing Forum makes a range of engaging and relevant reports freely available in the service of our shared vision to cultivate action towards A Quality Home for All.

These reports come from 2 primary channels –

We are honoured, as a uniquely-positioned membership organisation, to regularly host ‘best in their field’ expert panels at our events. Speakers at these events are those leading the pack in terms of their knowledge, insight and real-world experience of the challenges and opportunities facing the UK housing sector. The results of these value-adding interactions and knowledge-sharing experiences is captured in our event reports from such series as: Development Partnership Forums, Decarbonisation webinars’ and more.

The Housing Forum champions thought leadership in UK housing. Working groups draw on expertise and collaboration amongst members to research and spotlight the issues of the day . We share them here and throughout industry media.

We welcome input and suggestions for future reports.


Streamlining planning to build more homes
A new report by the The Housing Forum, sets out a roadmap for how the planning system can be improved. The report notes that the planning system “is not currently working as well as it should be” and presents solutions to the planning crisis.
Housing Supply
CEO Forum | Public Sector Bodies Approaches’ to Temporary Accommodation Strategies
Land and development partnerships with local councils bring housing schemes into use quickly and relieve the rising cost of temporary accommodation. As a long standing partner with Cardiff City Council, Wates were approached by the Council to provide accommodation solutions initially for Ukrainian refugees.
Housing Supply
Development and regeneration at Thamesmead | Insight report
Our third Development Partnership Forum in 2023 took place at The Nest – a community centre at the heart of Thamesmead – and covered the latest development and regeneration plans at Thamesmead including plans for the next phase of the Masterplan. A walking tour was included to see the latest housing and cultural additions.
Housing Supply
Councils Network 2023 Autumn Conference Insight Report
The second Housing Forum Councils Network conference of the year took place against a backdrop of a stagnated housing market, high interest rates and an incredibly tough development market.
Nutrient neutrality – What’s the issue and has the Government found a solution?
In the last week of August 2023 the Government proposed new measures to tackle nutrient pollution whilst removing the barriers that were holding up the construction of over 100,000 much-needed new homes.
Housing Supply
Insight Report | Spotlight on Later Living
Providing people with better options for housing in later life, which fit their needs and give a sense of community will further support them to live well for much longer.

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