Local Authority House Building: Policy and Best Practice Briefing

Research shows that 65 percent of local authorities are directly engaged in housing delivery themselves. While access to funding has been an obstacle to development, a number of recent policy announcements, including the ability for councils to borrow more through their Housing Revenue Accounts in high-demand areas and the Mayor of London's provision of up to £100,000 a home for London boroughs, provide new opportunities for councils to engage in house building.

Join Westminster Briefing on 6th September to hear about the powers, funding and guidance available to local authorities engaged in house building, and to learn from best practice across the country.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Government policies affecting local authority house building
  • Accessing different sources of funding
  • The powers available to local authorities and how to use them effectively
  • Building the skills and capacity of your local authority
  • Effective partnership working between different public sector organisations to use public land to help deliver new housing
  • Different development vehicles: ALMOs, joint ventures and local housing companies
  • Managing risk and getting the governance arrangements right
  • Generating income to reinvest in local services
  • Good practice case studies

The Event:

The morning will focus on the powers, funding and guidance available to councils.

The afternoon session will examine a number of best practice case studies of local authorities who are actively engaged in housing delivery.

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.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Who Should Attend?

Representatives from local authority housing and planning departments, who are interested in supporting housing development in their area.

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

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

Thursday 6th September 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London (venue TBC)

Early Bird Discount: 10% off all bookings until 6th July


Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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