Thursday, 7 September, 2017
18:00 - 19:30
John Godfrey, Former Director of Policy, No 10
Fraser Nelson, Editor, The Spectator
Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing
Phillip Barnes, Group Land & Planning Director, Barratt Developments Plc
Susan Emmett, Head of Housing Unit, Policy Exchange
Ric Blakeway, Chief Housing Adviser, Policy Exchange
The uncertainty of the political landscape is unprecedented in recent times. Against a backdrop of Brexit, a weakened Government, national security and the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, housing is emerging as the single biggest issue preoccupying voters across the country.
There is now a general consensus that we must not only build more homes but also ensure that these are of higher standard. Delivering at least 250,000 more quality homes a year – of the right design and style – that meets the need and aspiration of people across all demographies is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
As the new Policy Exchange Housing and Regeneration Unit begins a fresh programme of work, Policy Exchange hosted a seminar on The New Politics of Housing. Watch in full below.