In February the UK Government published the housing white paper, Fixing Our Broken Housing Market, followed by a consultation document on proposals for reform in September. In addition to this, Secretary of State has announced a forthcoming green paper on social housing, and significant changes for housing are also expected in the November budget. These developments signal a potential major shift in the direction of housing policy in England.
The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence in conjunction with the University of Reading, is running a one day workshop designed to look at the implications of these changes, and explore the way forward.
Date: Wednesday 13 December
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: University of Reading
9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and Introduction
Session 1: The White Paper and Consultation Document
10.10 – 10.50 Professor Neil Crosby (University of Reading) Viability Appraisals: Why They are Broken and How to Fix Them.
10.50 – 11.30 Professor Geoff Meen (University of Reading) Possible Approaches to Local Housing Needs Assessments
11.30 – 12.10 Professor Christine Whitehead (LSE) Recent Developments in Private Renting
Session 2: The Social Housing Green Paper
13.00 – 13.40 Sally Randall and Alice Bradley (Department of Communities and Local Government) Topic TBC
13.40 – 14.20 Professor David Clapham (University of Reading) The Future of Social Housing: Some Crucial Issues
14.20 – 15.00 Professor Flora Samuel (University of Reading) Design for Social Housing
15.00 – 15.15 Tea and Coffee
Session 3: Housing in the Budget
15.15 – 16.00 Open Discussion
Places at this workshop are limited, so book here to secure your place.