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Strategic Housing Month: The state of the nation – prospects for housing, local authorities and the outlook for the wider UK economy

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 15 Apr 2021 10:30
  • End 15 Apr 2021 13:00


Strategic Housing Month: The state of the nation – prospects for housing, local authorities and the outlook for the wider UK economy

Part of Strategic Housing Month

Virtual Workshop

For the opening workshop of our Strategic Housing Month, we will examine the prospects for housing, local authorities and the wider UK economy. Rishi’s glossy video and associated Budget point to a rosy future and a roadmap out of the Covid crisis, but how do we tackle some of the entrenched issues that existed in pre-pandemic times and have only got worse?

Focusing on the macro and the micro, this session will explore how the impact of Covid (and Brexit) will affect the daily lives of the UK population in the years to come, covering everything from housing affordability and investment in public service to the future of work and prospects for future generations.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Keynote speaker: Rob Whiteman, CIPFA
  • Alistair McIntosh, Chief Executive, HQN
  • Joel Abbey and Paul Langston, CACI
  • Ross Allan, Head of Property Data Solutions, Hometrack
  • Jonathan Hulley, Birketts Solicitors
  • Emer Sheehy, Senior Policy Researcher, Citizens Advice. 

Other sessions for the Strategic workshops will include:

Monday 19 April 10.30am–12.30pm – Delivering more homes through partnership working

Tuesday 20 April 10.30am–12.30pm – Strategies for PRS housing

Wednesday 21 April 10.30am–12.30pm – Strategic thinking in turbulent times

Wednesday 21 April 1.30pm–3pm – Planning White Paper update

Thursday 22 April 10.30am–12pm – Improving the relationship between health and housing

Friday 23 April 10.00am12pm  Moving away from choice-based lettings and improving the customer experience

Friday 23 April 1.30pm–3.30pm – New approaches to tackling homelessness

Tuesday 27 April 10.30am–12pm – The journey to zero carbon

Friday 30 April 10.30am–12pm – The Strategic Housing Unconference

Tuesday 8 June 10.30am–12pm – Mayoral elections and future of city/sub-regions

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Full month price:

Book all sessions on the Strategic workshops for the reduced price of:

Full price: £550*
Members of any HQN network: £350*

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Full price: £100*
Members of any HQN network: £80*

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