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Big Housing Debate 2017

Capsticks is delighted to be the headline sponsor for the Big Housing Debate in London on 7th December 2017. 

The Big Housing Debate offers both an opportunity and a platform for London Housing professionals to explore the implications of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget for the Housing Sector. See the agenda here.

The Big Housing Debate takes place against a backdrop of a welcome change of approach by the Government towards the Housing Sector. Significant new investment earmarked for the building of affordable homes, including homes for rent has been pledged; the LHA cap for social housing has been lifted and public landlords now have the positive financial forecasting certainty they need given their ability to increase social rent from April 2020.

Furthermore, as we look to the future, we look forward to new consumer protection laws in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and more guidance on how and where to invest receipts from sale of Right to Buy homes.

Housing supply has reached a critical point with all sides of the political spectrum in agreement that we have a housing crisis. The spotlight is now firmly on the social housing sector to show the country that it is capable of going a long way to resolving this crises.           

We look forward to being part of the debate as part of the Q&A session on Fire Safety post-Grenfell.

The Capsticks’ Housing Division have worked within the Housing Sector for many years and we are known for our responsive, innovative and proactive approach.

See the full programme for the day here.

#HousingDebate17

With all eyes on housing, we want to share insights and opinions from the experts, and we encourage everyone to share their thoughts on social media using #HousingDebate17.

Up until the 7 December, we will be adding content to this page around the following topics:

  1. What does the Budget mean for housing in England?
  2. How do we acclerate housing suppky and maintain affordability?
  3. Housing management and what have we learnt post-Grenfell?
  4. How can the sector be more creative in tackling the housing crisis?

Our response to the Autumn Budget

See our analysis of the Autumn Budget and its effect on housing.

What's the current view on the
state of the housing sector?

Alison Inman, President of CIH, shares her view below:

Why is housing management
so important?

Alison Inman, President of CIH, shares her view below:

How can we accelerate housing
supply and maintain affordability?

James Howard, Partner at Capsticks, shares his view below:

What are the challenges with
using modular housing?

James Howard, Partner at Capsticks, shares his view below:

What needs to change for
fire safety post-Grenfell?

Jonathan Hulley, Partner at Capsticks,
shares his view below:

 

How can housing associations
help unlock housing supply?

Chimi Shakohoxha Head of Development &
Partner at Capsticks, shares his view below:

How can housing associations and SMEs
work together to deliver more housing?

Chimi Shakohoxha Head of Development & 
Partner at Capsticks, shares his view below:

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