The Housing Forum regularly publishes insightful reports as an outcome of 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.


These reports are focussed on topical issues of interest to our membership and the wider housing and construction sector.


Linking social rents to energy efficiency – how might it work?
Our manifesto advocates updating the social rent formula, so that rents reflect the energy efficiency of the property. How would this work in practice? And are there other ways we could link rent levels and energy efficiency?
Reforming the Right to Buy
Our new briefing on the Right to Buy sets out practical steps for reforming the system, including introducing a Buyers' Charter on sales, giving councils the confidence to build, and making this easier by making the most of Right to Buy receipts.
Insight report | Decarbonisation & Sustainability Forum
This report is summarizing the April 2024 Decarbonisation & Sustainability forum, which was held in Partnership with Howden.
Housing Supply
Spring Conference 2024 Brought to you by the Councils Network
Our 2024 Spring Conference, brought to you by the Councils Network, focused heavily on viability and challenges with delivering new homes, with presentations from Housing Forum and Councils Network members.
Housing Supply
Insight Report | Joint Venture Forum
The Housing Forum and Baily Garner hosted a roundtable of of industry leaders to share their experience of delivering housing through Joint Ventures (JVs).
Housing Supply
Development Partnership Forum | Bristol Tapestry: The Golden Thread of Housing Delivery, with Foot Anstey
Our first Development Partnership Forum of the year featured a series of talks in Foot Anstey's office, and a site tour in the surrounding area.

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