Housing associations face a growing range of cost pressures including higher expectations of stock decency and safety, decarbonisation and regulation. These directly impact on their ability to build new homes, manage existing homes for their customers and build sustainable communities.

Housing associations own and/or manage over 2.8 million homes for communities around the country. In 2022/23 they built more than 53,000 new social homes (1), almost a third of all new homes completed (2). Looking to the future, more will be expected.

Housing associations can only build on this scale by working closely with funders and investors, private sector housebuilders, regeneration developers and contractors. Our social housing team is closely linked to colleagues in KPMG with deep expertise in these sectors. We also work with health and social care providers and central, regional and local government bodies. 


We are a leading provider of audit and tax services to housing associations. We also support associations to achieve better outcomes in areas as diverse as fraud prevention financing, mergers, cyber security, decarbonisation, technology driven transformation and programme assurance.

Examples of our work include:

  • Audit, assurance or tax services to housing associations across the country. Our clients range from the largest national associations to smaller, more locally focussed providers.
  • Supporting housing associations to respond to significant regulatory challenges including customer complaints, rents and service charges issues and due diligence.  
  • Working with housing associations, government agencies and financing institutions to understand the policy, financing and structural levers available to deploy capital at scale to both deliver much needed new housing and address the challenges of decarbonising existing stock.
  • Assisting with mergers between housing associations.
  • Helping housing associations to investigate and protect against fraud.

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