The Implications for Housing and Local Government - Seminar

The Housing & Planning Bill received its third reading in the House of Commons on 12th January 2016 and is now at the committee stage in the House of Lords with the expectation that it will become law in the spring of 2016. Some commentators have predicted that the Bill will lead to the end of social housing as we know it, but is this really the case? What are the implications for housing and local government and what are the threats and opportunities that the Bill presents? The Bill contains a number of significant proposals for housing and local government including:

  • Starter Homes
  • The ‘voluntary’ right to buy for housing association tenants.
  • The sale of ‘high value’ council homes.
  • Near-market rents for social tenants on ‘high incomes’
  • Reducing Regulation of Social Housing
  • Measures to tackle rogue landlords
  • Phasing out of lifetime tenancies
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Planning reforms including automatic planning permission on brownfield sites and reforms to support small builders.

The seminar will consider the implications of the Bill for Housing Associations, Local Authority Housing and Planning services and Local Authorities generally – including what the government is likely to do by regulation and what needs to be done to implement the Bill when it is passed. It is accompanied by a very useful guide entitled: “The Housing & Planning Bill – The Implications for Housing and Local Government”

Who should attend?

All those with an interest in housing and / or planning, including: Councillors; Housing Association Board Members; Housing Managers and Accountants in Local Authorities and Housing Associations; Tenant Representatives and others.

Venues and Dates:

London: Novotel Hotel, Waterloo - Tuesday 12th April 2016

North: Novotel Hotel, Leeds - Tuesday 26th April 2016

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