Housing Policy Under the New Government

At Dods, what we do best is produce cutting-edge content and partner with the best thought-leaders - to bring to you insights, the latest policy information, best practice and an opportunity to exchange exciting ideas with peers. As, for now, you cannot join us at our live events, we will bring them to you, in the safety of your homes and offices. The Housing Policy Under the New Government Briefing goes online! 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Emma Fraser, Director—Housing Markets and Strategy, MHCLG
  • Alistair Smyth, Head of External Affairs, Guinness Partnership
  • Ric Pallister OBE, Former Leader, South Somerset District Council (chair)
  • Julia Park, Head of Housing Research, Levitt Bernstein
  • Eamon McGoldrick, Chief Executive, National Federation of ALMOs
  • Andy Winter, Chief Executive, Brighton Housing Trust
  • Kitson Keen, Head of Built to Rent, Home Group
  • Scott Sanderson, Partner, PRP


The Government has pledged a number of reforms to housing policy with particular focus on social housing, ownership and safety. Some of the changes include changes to Right to Buy, Help to Buy, abolishing no fault evictions, bringing forward Hackitt review recommendations in a forthcoming Building Safety Bill and a Social Housing White Paper, to name but a few.

Join us on the 24th November to receive an up-to-date brief on what housing policy will look like under the new Government. You will hear on the latest proposals for reform, what these mean for your organisation's current and future stock as well as thought leader's top-tips on what the direction of travel means for you.

Key issues to be addressed: 

  • The forthcoming Social Housing White Paper: empowering tenants and supporting the continued supply of social homes
  • Renewing the Affordable Homes Programme to support the delivery of affordable homes
  • Building a safer future: explore the reforms to building regulations in line with Hackitt review recommendations
  • Continuing the roll-out of Universal Credit and its impact on rent arrears and vulnerable tenants
  • Understand the proposed simplification to shared ownership models for housing associations
  • Home ownership for a younger generation: introducing long-term “life-time” fixed rate mortgages and slashing the cost of deposits
  • Introducing discounted ‘First Homes’ and funding this through developer contributions
  • Expanding Right to Buy for all council tenants and what this means for social housing providers

About the event:

The morning session will focus on reforms to social and affordable housing. 

The afternoon session is split into two sessions. The first session looks into reforms to building safety, design and quality and the second session into reforms to home ownership and models for housing.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day to network with colleagues from across the country.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in housing policy under the new government, including: Local Authorities; Housing Associations; ALMOs; elected members; solicitors & legal teams; & advice providers.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.

A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: william.egan@dodsgroup.com

Tuesday 24th November 2020

10:00am - 15:00pm 

The event will take place online.

Private Sector | 1 Place: £395 


Public Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

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