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 ...
Have your say on the Government's First Homes Consultation
We remain committed to increasing housing supply and making sure we represent the views of the entire housing supply chain to policy makers.
On Friday 20 March, representatives from The Housing Forum's cross-sector membership met online to discuss the design and delivery of 'First Homes' consultation to formulate a response to Government by the deadline on Friday 1 May.
Led by Stephen Teagle, Chair ...
MIPIM Seminar: New Life for Older English Towns
Wednesday 11 March 2020 (09:30 – 11:00 CET)
Radisson Blu Hotel, 2 Boulevard du Midi, Cannes, France
Housing can breathe new life into older towns and cities and help restore activities in many fine older civic buildings as the retail offer often struggles.
At our annual MIPIM seminar, members will hear about schemes and projects from around the country followed by a facilitated Q & A and audience ...
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 hosted a Development Partnership Forum in the Leeds City region in September focusing on ‘Building Homes for Growth’ – providing insights to the supply chain working on housing and regeneration in Yorkshire.
Delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council, the event included an update on the Homes England Strategic Plan, the housing strategy for Wakefield and the growth of community housing initiatives.
It also featured an ...
About The Housing Forum's Local Council Housebuilding Practitioners Panel
The Housing Forum is a national network of organisations involved in the commissioning, design and building of affordable homes.
We have welcomed the opportunities for local councils to become direct providers of new homes and as The Housing Forum is committed to collaboration and sharing of best practice, we are working with Foot Anstey at this event to develop a programme of practical ...
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 ...
Have your say!
The Housing Forum’s annual membership survey is now open.
Our membership is at the heart of what we do and your valuable feedback helps us to plan our activities and improve our ways of working.
We want to continue to relate, listen and engage with members to ensure our programme and services remains topical and relevant in this ever-changing climate. By completing the survey and sharing your views, you can influence the future content ...
The Housing Forum is holding its next Development Partnership Forum in the Leeds City Region. It will be relevant to all working on house building and regeneration in Yorkshire and the North, focusing on Building Homes for Growth.
The Forum will cover Housing Partnership Policy and a case study featuring Dewsbury Riverside Delivering 4,000 New Homes, as well as a walking tour before concluding with a networking lunch.
Date and Time:
Friday 20 September ...
The Housing Forum at Housing 2019
The Housing Forum joined organisations from across the housing supply chain last week at Housing 2019, Europe's largest and most inclusive housing festival and the Chartered Institute of Housing's annual conference.
Whilst at the conference – in addition to exhibiting - we examined and debated some of biggest challenges facing the industry, featuring sessions at the conference on:
Hackitt Review response consultation ...
The Challenge of Change
Thursday 9 May 2019 from 09:30 - 17:30 followed by drinks reception.
Hilton London Wembley, Lakeside Way, Wembley HA9 0BU
The Housing Forum's 2019 National Conference will explore how the housing industry has risen to the challenge of increased demand and changing expectations - where quality outcomes and partnership working achieved success.
This year's conference is taking place in the heart of Wembley Park and ...
Our annual breakfast event during MIPIM returns to the Radisson Blu on Wednesday 13 March.
This year’s panel discussion will centre on the role of local authorities in delivering new homes and the panel will include:
- Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
- Tom Walker, Deputy Chief Executive, Homes England
- Steve Partridge, Senior Partner, Savills
- Richard Sterling, Development Manager, Willmott Dixon
As well as enjoying a buffet ...
The Housing Forum is delighted to announce its programme of membership events and activites in 2019.
Looking forward to the year ahead, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, outlines what's in store over the next 12 months:
'The Housing Forum's unique position is our cross-sector status and our essential offer in in partnership working. We plan to nurture this with a full programme of event in 2019.
'Our National Conference in May will ...
“A new deal for social housing”
Green Paper from MHCLG August 2018
Consultation period to 6 November 2018
Selected questions for response set out in bold
Chapter 1- Ensuring homes are safe and decent
1. Are there any changes to what constitutes a Decent Home that we should consider?
The introduction of the Decent Homes Standard made a significant difference to the quality of existing stock. However, the component based approach does ...
It’s just over a year since I joined The Housing Forum and time to reflect on the changes we've seen in housing and construction in that time and the way the Forum has responded to and influenced that change.
I joined the week following the disaster at Grenfell. The aftermath dominated my first year at the Forum. We are a cross-sector membership organisation and people from all sections of the supply chain were deeply shocked and saddened, but also understood it was a ...
After a year of major announcements on housing supply and build quality, the final Development Partnership Forum in 2018 will examine the new opportunities available to the sector.
This Forum will explore how larger housing associations have a significant role to play through Strategic Partnerships with Homes England. In addition, selected case studies will demonstrate how more local councils are finding ways to form innovative partnerships to develop ...
Over 40 delegates from across the housing supply chain and local authorities joined Kingspan at their Yorkshire base for an Innovation Forum on Quality Homes through Off Site Manufacture.
At the Forum, Homes England set out their approach to equity investment for MMC partners. The Forum also heard how the new development at Ice house Road for the Goodwin Trust uses the Kingspan TEK system and how Hull City Council have supported access to development capital for this inner ...
We are delighted to announce the confirmed programme for the upcoming symposium, hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, 'Estate Regeneration: What Next?'
The Estate Regeneration National Strategy was launched in winter 2016 under the last administration and attracted interest from 100 places that received Government support. This event will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different ...
In advance of the Autumn Statement, this symposium hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different programmes across England and particularly:
- Resident Engagement
- Social Impact
- Delivery Vehicles
- Finance and Funding
As well as speakers from MHCLG and Homes England, there'll be the opportunity to hear from those involved in delivering ...
The major focus of this inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the south and west of England will be on new initiatives and latest policy from government, developing quality homes, diversifying housing supply and estate regeneration. This Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors. Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue.
The Development ...
We are delighted to announce The Housing Forum's updated autumn & winter events programme for 2018.
If you would like further information about any of our events, please do contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Building the Future: National Conference Report 2018
Thank you to all of the housing and construction professionals who attended our 2018 Conference: ‘Building The Future’. The Housing Forum have hosted a National Conference every year for the past two decades. It is the major event in our annual programme.
We have compiled a report for our 2018 National Conference that you can download below, and we are also grateful for the support of our conference ...
The subject matter and discussion for The Housing Forum's latest CEO Forum was partnership and diversifiying housing supply.
NHBC hosted the Forum and openend with a perspective on the current state of play in terms of new starts and registrations. Long term trends indicate continued growth with the second highest level of registrations in a decade, although there has been some decline in numbers of registrations in London.
There followed a ...
Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue. Our Development Partnership Forum in June had a major focus on Estate Regeneration and developing additional homes and for those setting up new housing companies.
The Development Partnership Forum is an initiative from The Housing Forum to bring government and industry together to share best practice and support new entrants into housing development. It is ...
Ashford welcomes 60 delegates for February’s Regional Forum
Tracey Kerly, Chief Executive, Ashford Borough Council opened the February Forum and welcomed over 60 delegates from across the housing and construction sector.
Ashford’s housing offer has increased substantially in recent years and the council has played a vital role in the improvement of infrastructure and place which has helped this success.
The Forum also heard more from Professor ...
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 ...
The launch of The Housing Forum's new strategic work stream in 2016 began as local authorities, house builders and the full supply chain assess the expanding market for new forms of home ownership. With demand for housing increasing and pressure for more developable land, local authorities, house builders and developers need to work effectively and together to deliver homes. Opportunities are opening up for councils to become more self-sufficient, creating additional income streams ...