Policy Exchange last night 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, Chief Housing Adviser to Policy Exchange’s Housing and Urban Regeneration unit, and a former Deputy Mayor of London for housing.
All the panellists agreed that more needs to be done but opinions differed hugely about the solutions – from supporting older people to ‘rightsize’, building more council housing and the need to reform Stamp Duty. Watch the video of the event below: