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.
Assistant editor, The Spectator
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
CEO, Housing and Finance Institute
Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Chief Executive Officer, Head of Fund, Housing Growth Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group
Managing Director, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking Group
Chairman, Federation Master Builders Home Builders’ Group