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Construction workers are to be tested - now time to stimulate the housing market

Date: 01/05/2020

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Our proposals to government to stimulate the housing market and support homes for heroes

 

Following the Government announcement on Tuesday that construction workers are a key group being prioritised for Covid 19 testing we have prepared a detailed paper for government which sets out immediate, short and medium term measures focused on stimulating the housing market.

 

The focus of government and the whole of society is on tackling the immediate health crisis. As this is ...

Breakfast Briefing: Choose to Build to Rent

Date: 13/01/2020

Blackhorse Mills

 

Choose to Build to Rent

 

This first Breakfast Briefing for 2020 will consider the growth of Build to Rent and how this newer housing market is being shaped.

 

Who is developing and where and what could we expect for the future?

 

This breakfast panel session will provide an opportunity to look at the big picture; consider the offer to the customer in the current market and the changing range of building typologies in this sector.

 

This cross-sector member event ...

Insight Report | Choose to Build to Rent

Date: 02/01/2020

Blackhorse Mills

 

Our first Breakfast Briefing of 2020 considered the growth of Build to Rent (BTR) and how this newer housing market is being shaped.

 

The full insight report from the event is now available to download for free - it includes a practical assessment of investment, business models, customer offers and the changing range of building typologies in this sector.

 

The BTR sector is growing very fast: 15% in the past year alone, with about 60% of institutional investors now ...

The Housing Forum calls for General Election candidates to back quality-housing drive

Date: 28/11/2019

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The Housing Forum is writing to all main party candidates standing in the General Election in England, urging them to place quality house building at the heart of their political agenda.

 

Addressing politicians representing Conservative, Labour and the Liberal Democrats, a manifesto issued by The Housing Forum sets out the steps necessary to solve the country’s housing crisis.

 

Titled “A Quality Home for All”, the manifesto calls for an effective ...

The Housing Forum's 10-point Manifesto for Housing

Date: 13/09/2019

 

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The Housing Forum’s Manifesto for Housing:

 

Achieving increased supply of the right homes and raising the quality of new homes are heavily impacted by wider economic conditions and the approach taken by the Government through supply and demand-side measures. The impact of Brexit and policy and investment decisions have the potential to immediately stimulate or contract market forces.


Unlike investment in other infrastructure, Government can commit to capital ...

Review: A Fix for the Broken Market

Date: 11/01/2019

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After an eventful year with a series of announcements on affordable and social housing, the Letwin Review proposing a mix of tenure on larger sites and a consultation on new routes into affordable home ownership, including private sector shared ownership, the final CEO Forum in 2018 reviewed how far we have got in increasing supply. 

 

The Forum also explored prospects for the domestic housing market in 2019 and the ongoing impact of Brexit on the housing industry.

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Review: Regional Forum - Refurbishment for Retirement Living in Manchester

Date: 29/10/2018

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Regeneration has played an exceptional part in delivering high quality retirement living in Greater Manchester.

 

Delegates from across the housing supply chain and local authorities joined Northwards Housing and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group for a Regional Retirement Forum which explained how the two organisations have turned around empty tower blocks in to successful extra care communities refurbished to high space, energy efficiency and environmental standards.

 

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Innovation Forum: Delivering Social Value through Partnerships

Date: 27/08/2018

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Since 2013, the Social Value Act has placed an obligation on social landlords to build social impact into procurement of major contracts. But there are challenges to delivering real community benefit and to align the tender process with the community investment goals of the client organisation.

 

This FREE half day seminar will provide an invaluable insight for contractors and suppliers into how best to build Social Value into bids and for HA and LA procurement, ...

Housing and West Midlands Devolution - CEO Forum hosted by Wates Living Space - Walsall

Date: 19/01/2016

The Combined Authority proposed for the West Midlands will bring the seven West Midlands Metropolitan local authorities together with the aim of increasing economic output and setting service delivery to reflect priorities at a local level.

 

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for the area are in the process of preparing amalgamated plans for jobs and growth into a Super Strategic Economic Plan (SSEP).

 

The future Combined Authority could form a consortium or could create a ...

North west markets - Cross Sector Market Workshop hosted by Arcus - Manchester

Date: 12/01/2016

Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive, Great Places, opened the workshop with his views on the key prospects and opportunities for the North West in 2016, stressing that change brings both threats and opportunity, and that housing providers must determine their risk appetite as market focus shifts. 

Among other speakers, Andrew Greenwood, Partner at Arcus, gave an overview of Arcus’ perspective on meeting these new challenges. 

Following a lively debatem, the ...

Lyons Housing Review CEO Forum output- now available

Date: 09/03/2015

The output from the CEO Lunch Forum "Lyons Housing Review" held in January 2015 is now available to download below. Principal Speaker:  Sir Michael Lyons and contributions from:  Keith Exford, Affinity Sutton and Bill Hughes, Legal & General Property 

 

An extract of the output is available below with a link to the full document.

 

"Mobilising across the nation to build the homes our children need” is the Oct 2014 report from the review led by ...