A report said that the scale of housing need and demand continued to significantly outstrip supply. An analysis of the 2011 Census showed that around 245,000 new houses were needed each year, compared with recent house-building of around 100,000 per year.
Source: Alan Holmans, New Estimates of Housing Demand and Need in England, 2011 to 2031, Town and Country Planning Association
A new book examined the challenges that arose from comparative housing research.
Source: Mark Stephens and Michelle Norris (eds), Meaning and Measurement in Comparative Housing Research, Routledge
An annual report brought together the most up-to-date statistics in the housing sector. Separate chapters examined the results from the 2011 Census; the potential for more investment in English council housing; the effects of changes to the local housing allowance regime in the private rented sector; and the coming introduction of universal credit.
Source: Steve Wilcox, UK Housing Review 2013, Chartered Institute of Housing