Westminster Social Policy Forum

The future of housing policy in England - priorities for the house buying market and private rented sector

December 2014

Delegates at this conference discussed the future for the housing market and private rented sector in England.
It brought together policymakers with local authorities, landlords, letting agents, tenant organisations, house builders and other key stakeholders.
Following the introduction of Help to Buy and the Government's subsequent extension of the equity loan component of the scheme by an additional four years to 2020, attendees considered early indications for the impact these have had on the market and next steps for meeting growing demand.
Discussion was informed by a National Audit Office report which highlighted the potential cost of the equity loan scheme to taxpayers.
Further sessions focused on opportunities for local authorities and social housing providers in the private rented sector, landlord regulation and the future for Build to Rent.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Social Policy Forum 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