All our special reports since August 2018 in one place
Each month Social Housing focuses on a specific aspect of housing finance and collates and scrutinises the data for hundreds of housing organisations.
The reports below contain unparalleled commentary and analysis along with detailed sortable and searchable data tables.
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Stock dispersal How many council areas does your housing association operate in? How concentrated is its stock?
Accounts digest 2018/19 How does your housing association’s finances compare to others?
Housing Revenue Account part two How do councils compare in their 2018/19 Housing Revenue Account positions? Steve Partridge of Savills takes an in-depth look
Diversification of income We look at how housing associations are diversifying their income, and finds that they made 10.3 per cent more revenue from shared ownership and non-social housing activity
Impairment: Social Housing takes a close look at the accounts of the 130 largest housing associations, and finds that impairments rose by nearly a third to £78.4m in 2018
Global accounts: Social Housing’s analysis of the sector’s global accounts finds that housing associations’ pre-tax surplus fell last year – driven by drops in England, Scotland and Wales (August 2019)
Affordable rent profile: We find that the number of affordable rent lettings recorded last year by housing associations in England has dropped for the second year in a row, suggesting that the sector is shifting away from the tenure (July, 2019)
Capital commitments: We scrutinise the capital commitments of the 208 largest housing associations in the UK (June 2019)
Housing Revenue Account: Steve Partridge of Savills takes a look at the financial factors councils should consider in their Housing Revenue Account business planning (May 2019)
Reliance on sales surplus: Our analysis reveals that profits form 42 per cent of 150 English housing associations’ total surplus (April 2019)
Sales proceeds: We look at housing associations’ build-for-sale income and find a two per cent increase in 2017/18 (March 2019)
Shared ownership sales: England, excluding London, has seen a four per cent rise in shared ownership sales – much lower than last year’s 16 per cent increase (February 2019)
Stock dispersal: We show that housing associations’ general needs stock is becoming more concentrated within their local authority areas (January 2019)
Accounts digest: Analysis of 132 housing associations shows a fall in pre-tax profit margins (December 2018)
Professionals’ league: The total value of deals in the social housing sector has risen by almost 70 per cent, while the average deal size has jumped by nearly half (November 2018)
Affordable rent profile: We analyse affordable rent lettings data to reveal a five per cent fall (October 2018)
Impairment 2016/17: Housing association impairments increased over 2016/17, with write-downs incurred on both residential and commercial property (September 2018)
Global accounts 2016/17: We scrutinise the global accounts produced by regulators across Britain and find the combined pre-tax surplus rose 21 per cent (August 2018)