Policy Forum for London

Next steps for housing in London and the South East: affordability, meeting demand and the future for social housing

September 2017

Following the publication of the Mayor of London’s Housing Strategy in September, this seminar was an opportunity to assess policy priorities for housing in London and South-East England. Delegates considered proposals set out in the strategy, including plans for 90,000 new homes to rent or buy in the Capital by 2021, and a £250m fund to allow City Hall to buy and prepare land before selling it to house builders.

There was also discussion on the impact of national policy on housing in London and the South-East, following the introduction of a Draft Tenants' Fees Bill - and commitment to promoting fairness and transparency in the housing market in the Queen’s Speech.

Further sessions focused on key issues in the private rented sector, and the future for social housing, as the public inquiry opened into the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for London seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates