Richard McCarthy, executive director for central government in Capita’s property and infrastructure business, will be speaking at Westminster Forum’s ‘The future for social housing and affordable rent’ conference on Tuesday 21st July.
This timely event – which features Nick Atkinson, Head of Affordable Housing Regulation and Investment, Department for Communities and Local Government as guest of honour - examines the future for social housing and affordable rent in England and will be an early opportunity to discuss the government’s policy priorities in this area.
Richard will be speaking at 11.40am in a talk entitled: ‘Developing affordable housing and homes for affordable rent – planning, delivery and business engagement.’
Delegates will discuss key government and local initiatives to increase the number of available homes across social and affordable housing - including the impact of the extension of Right to Buy on housing stock and the market, and what it will mean for housing associations.
Further sessions will assess next steps following government commitments for the creation of a Brownfield Fund to help make land available for additional housing, and plans to offer 10,000 new homes to rent at below market rates.
The conference takes place in the context of existing government initiatives to meet demand, including the 2015-18 portion of the HCA Affordable Homes Programme. Delegates will also consider the next steps for funding the sustainable development of social housing.
Further sessions will assess the roles of local and national government, the private and third sector, and other groupings in moving forward on social housing, including discussion on next steps for affordable rent, and the future for meeting demand.
Date: Tuesday 21st July
Time: 8.30am – 1pm
Venue: The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
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