Policy Forum for London

The future for housing and planning in London - the Mayor’s Housing Strategy, access to affordable housing and the impact of national policy

TO BE PUBLISHED December 2018

The seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the initial implementation of the Mayor of London’s Draft Housing Strategy - which seeks to develop a new ‘London Model’ for renting, diversify the homebuilding industry, and establish a £250m Land Fund for buying and preparing land for new and affordable housing - as well as further action that might be taken in this area going forward.

Delegates will also assess what more might be done to increase the amount of affordable housing coming through the planning system - focusing on key measures from the London Plan. This follows the Communities Secretary calling for a revised Plan that meets London’s housing needs, achieves home building targets and is consistent with national policy.

Further planned sessions will assess the likely impact of developments in national housing policy on London as a new Housing Minister with strong connections with London is appointed - looking at priorities from the Social Housing Green Paper, expected to be published shortly; key themes emerging from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry; and the potential impact of the Tenant Fees Bill currently progressing through Parliament, which seeks to ban letting fees paid by tenants and to cap deposits.

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