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.


Building Safety & Existing Stock
Housing Asset Strategy Forum No 1 | 2024 | Insight Report
As the housing sector seems to lurch from crisis to crisis in the sector, a multitude of requirements have become a particular challenge for asset managers: fire safety, quality of workmanship, damp and mould, net-zero carbon and various component programmes.
Building Safety & Existing Stock
Housing Asset Strategy Forum No 3 | 2023 | Insight Report
The final Housing Asset Strategy Forum of the year, sponsored by Baily Garner, explored Baily Garner's Damp & Mould toolkit, with an explanation of how the toolkit works and a successful case study at the West Kent Housing Association.
Planning validation requirements: Moving to a planning statement approach instead of checklists
This report lays out the extent of evidence required to submit a planning application, and raises questions of whether the planning system is the right ‘home’ for all of these checks.
Housing Supply
CEO Forum | The impact of current market conditions on housing delivery
Against a volatile backdrop to housebuilding, staying close to partners and investors brings stability and gives forward visibility to the supply chain. Studying data widely across the market and applying it rationally will help with preparations for the future.
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.

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