The Spectator Housing Summit 2018
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May 17, 2018
Southbank Centre, Level 5 Western Pavillion, London SE1 8XX
Elizabeth Truss MP, chief secretary to the Treasury
Clive Betts MP, chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Chris Carr, chairman, Federation Master Builders Home Builders’ Group
Natalie Elphicke, CEO, Housing and Finance Institute
Please note that registration for this event will close at 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 15 May.
The inaugural Spectator Housing Summit, chaired by Isabel Hardman, is 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 will explore 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.
- Elizabeth Truss MP, chief secretary to the Treasury (Keynote speaker)
- Clive Betts MP, chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
- Chris Carr, chairman, Federation Master Builders Home Builders’ Group
- Natalie Elphicke, CEO, Housing and Finance Institute
- Isabel Hardman, assistant editor, The Spectator
- Andy Hulme, chief executive officer, Head of Fund, Housing Growth Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group
This event is held in association with Lloyds Banking Group.