Briefings 

The cost of living crisis is having a huge effect across society, with social housing tenants some of the hardest hit. Our aim in creating this cost of living briefing series is to provide a succinct, insightful summary of the latest research and statistics alongside resident voice and sector response.

We hope you find these briefings useful to inform your understanding and help inspire innovation across the sector in dealing with the crisis.

June 2022 briefing one
This initial briefing document looks at how the crisis is growing and why, the effects on household bills, how much help the government provides, and evidence of how the crisis affects social tenants.
August 2022 briefing two
This briefing follows our first briefing, providing further information on how the cost of living is worsening, CIH’s views on the government’s response, and some of the steps social landlords are taking to help tenants.
Sept 2022 briefing three
This briefing examines the impact of the latest energy price cap announcements and government support package, highlighting the disproportionate impact of the crisis on domestic abuse victims/survivors.
Oct 2022 briefing four
This briefing summarises the latest research and data on the crisis, examining the impact of inflation on benefits and the disproportionate impact of the crisis on disabled people.
Nov 2022 briefing five
This briefing summarises the latest research and data on the crisis, examining the impact on families and children.

We will continue to publish cost of living briefing documents as more research, data, and information become available. Our thanks to the many partner organisations and colleagues who contribute to these briefings.