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Looking ahead: Why 2019 will be a big year for housing

Speakers of the highest calibre are set to descend on a major end of the year HQN event this December – and you will not want to miss it.

Just in time for Christmas, former National Housing Federation CEO David Orr will join fellow keynote speakers Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, Rick Henderson, CEO of Homeless Link, and Aileen Evans, Grand Union Housing Group’s CEO, at ‘2019 – a big year for housing’.

With David, who stepped down as NHF chief last month, promising to share his thoughts on what the future holds for social housing, Simon, who regularly meets with policy makers at the Bank of England, the Treasury and the US Federal Reserve, will try to assess the likely impact of the ongoing baffle-fest which is Brexit on the sector, and we wish him all the best with that.

But it’s not all about Brexit (even it often seems like it is): it will be a day of themes galore!

2019 – a big year for housing’ will cover the Autumn Budget, the government’s recent social housing green paper, the future of regulation, old favourite Universal Credit (if the government hasn’t chucked it in a gigantic bin by then), and lots more.

Naturally, HQN chief exec Alistair McIntosh will oversee the day’s proceedings while sharing his own insights on the pressing issues facing the sector.

I bet you’d like some specifics like ‘when’ and ‘where’ now, wouldn’t you? Happy to oblige:

Thursday 13 December 2018 in London – which is a large place, admittedly (venue to be confirmed soon!).

I’ve already provided the link for this excellent event twice in the text – but here it is again for old time’s sake: click here for more information and to book your place.