The government is helping local councils and developers work with local communities to plan and build better places to live for everyone. This includes building affordable housing, improving the quality of rented housing, helping more people to buy a home, and providing housing support for vulnerable people.

Detailed guides

  1. Housing market and house price information: notes and definitions

    Information for local authorities and data analysts, including methodology, the Communities and Local Government House Price Index, the Regulated Mortgage Survey Read more

  2. Definitions of general housing terms

    Definitions for local authorities compiling data. Read more

  3. Housing finance and household expenditure: notes and definitions

    Information on how statistics on housing finance and household expenditure are compiled. Read more

  4. Local authorities and the Green Deal

    Guidance for local authorities in delivering the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) in their communities. Read more

  5. House building data: notes and definitions (includes P2 full guidance notes and returns form)

    Guidance for local authorities compiling quarterly information about new permanent dwellings, which is used for house building quarterly returns. Read more