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Social Housing Barometer 2020 – Benchmark tool for social housing industry leaders

02 October 2019

Half of housing associations plan to scale up development despite widespread economic uncertainty according to our 2020 Social Housing Barometer.

Despite 87% of the housing associations reporting a loss of confidence in the overall UK economy, 48% are planning to develop more homes in the next five years. Boards and management teams remain committed to housing development and to achieving their long-term strategic goals.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created an environment that none of us have ever experienced before, with a host of new challenges. Our Social Housing Barometer 2020 highlights housing associations’ strategic priorities and the challenges they face, as well as sector best practice. 


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Social Housing Barometer 2019– Benchmark tool for social housing industry leaders

Housing associations are ready and willing to step up and rise to the challenges faced in today’s economy. The social housing sector is pushing ahead with a seeming commitment to development in uncertain times.

2019 has been characterised with uncertainty and constant change, the political landscape has undeniably undergone a seismic shift over the last year making today’s environment difficult to navigate.

The Social Housing Barometer 2019 provides the most comprehensive analysis of market sentiment of the UK’s social housing decision makers. Based on survey findings, the barometer addresses the most prevalent issues affecting the social housing sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities available. It highlights priority risks at the top of the agenda, explores the current confidence in the UK economy, and provides insight into housing associations’ development plans and strategic priorities for the future. 

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Read more insights on the Social Housing Barometer 2019: 

  1. GDPR in the housing sector – is being compliant enough? 
  2. Development plans in a time of uncertainty - Regional focus
  3. Roundtable - Is this a time for optimism in the sector?