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Policy Exchange holds inaugural event of new Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit — ‘The New Politics of Housing’

Policy Exchange holds inaugural event of new Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit — ‘The New Politics of Housing’

Policy Exchange held the inaugural event of its new Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit — ‘The New Politics of Housing’. The focus was on what needs to change now given the unexpected election result and the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. We were joined by former No 10 Head of Policy John Godfrey, Spectator Editor Fraser Nelson, former DCLG housing leader Terrie Alafat and developer Philip Barnes and the event was chaired by Richard Blakeway, Policy Exchange’s Chief Housing Adviser and former Deputy Mayor of London for housing.

Think tank issues association privatisation warning

Think tank issues association privatisation warning

Comments made by Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing & Planning Chris Walker that, should the ONS reclassify housing associations as public bodies, the government’s most obvious reaction would be to privatise them, are covered Inside Housing.

Nationalise then privatise

Nationalise then privatise

Writing on 24dash.com, housing expert Colin Wiles reports that Goldman Sachs have been appointed by the government to consider how proposals from Policy Exchange Freeing Housing Associationsreport might be implemented.

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