This annual compilation of statistical data would not have been possible without the substantial help and guidance of a host of civil servants, at the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Treasury, the Welsh Assembly Government, the Scottish Government, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Office for National Statistics, and elsewhere.

Similar assistance was given from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Homes and Communities Agency, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, and many others. The enormous help they have all once again provided in the compilation of this year’s edition of the Review is most readily and gratefully acknowledged.

Much of the statistical data presented here is generally available in a variety of published, or publicly available, statistical series, and sources are comprehensively acknowledged against each Table in the Review. Thanks are again due to Alan Lewis for his help in updating much of the Compendium of tables in the Review.

This year the Review has again been produced by the Chartered Institute of Housing. Thanks are thus variously due to John Perry and Jeremy Spencer for their hard work, support and creative contributions in producing this edition. Thanks are also due to a colleague at York University, Jane Allen,for her work on the website for the Review.

There are many to thank for their financial support for the Review this year, including the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Government. The support of all these government agencies for the Review, representing all parts of the UK, is particularly welcome given that from time to time the Review will inevitably raise issues that are challenging for one or another of those agencies. The authors and the Chartered Institute of Housing are very grateful to Savills, the housing consultancy, for their support for the Review’s production costs.

Thanks are due to the University of York and Heriot-Watt University, who have this year covered some of the costs of the Review. Thanks are also due to Genworth for their support for the work on the deposit barrier chapter, and to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for their support for work on the universal credit chapter. For all the diverse help provided, and despite every attempt that has been made to check and double check all the figures included in the Review, and the construction put upon them, the final responsibility for any errors, omissions or misjudgements is entirely that of the editors. The views expressed in the Review are the responsibility of the respective authors.

Finally it should be noted that this year the Review is under new management, with Hal Pawson from Heriot-Watt joining Steve Wilcox as co-editor. We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful partnership. And as this new partnership begins we would also like to place on record our thanks to both Alan Dearling and Peter Williams for all their work and help on previous editions of the Review.

December 2010

Professor Steve Wilcox
Centre for Housing Policy
University of York
Heslington, York YO10 5DD
Telephone: 01823 323891

Professor Hal Pawson
Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS
Telephone: 0131 449 5111