Conference

The Spectator Housing Summit

The inaugural Spectator Housing Summit, chaired by Isabel Hardman, was a unique opportunity for housing professionals to discuss how government and housebuilders can work together to build more houses.

Panel discussion: Helping Britain build: how government and housebuilders can work together

The vast majority of homes have been delivered by the private sector, and unless there is a drastic (and seemingly necessary) upsurge in social provision backed with Government investment, the burden of growth will continue to be shouldered by industry.

The UK’s leading housebuilders are already investing in modern methods of construction – but a third report nationwide skills shortages. For some in the sector, the planning system encourages nimbyism and land-banking while discouraging small and medium-sized businesses from entering the market.

This session explored how we can unlock growth in the private sector to deliver the housing supply the UK needs – and what government should do to fulfil its promise to deliver a stepchange in the provision of affordable homes.

 

 

Speakers

Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman

Assistant editor, The Spectator 

Elizabeth Truss MP

Elizabeth Truss MP

Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Natalie Elphicke

Natalie Elphicke

CEO, Housing and Finance Institute

Clive Betts MP

Clive Betts MP

Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Andy Hulme

Andy Hulme

Chief Executive Officer, Head of Fund, Housing Growth Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group

Scott Barton

Scott Barton

Managing Director, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking Group

Chris Carr

Chris Carr

Chairman, Federation Master Builders Home Builders’ Group

Venue

Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX