Westminster Social Policy Forum

The future for social housing and affordable rent

August 2015

This timely seminar examined the future for social housing and affordable rent in England - and was an early opportunity to discuss the Government’s policy priorities in this area.
Delegates discussed key government and local initiatives to increase the number of available homes across social and affordable housing - including the impact of the extension of Right to Buy on housing stock and the market, and what it will mean for housing associations.
Further sessions assessed next steps following Government commitments for the creation of a Brownfield Fund to help make land available for additional housing, and plans to offer 10,000 new homes to rent at below market rates.
Discussion at this conference took place in the context of existing government initiatives to meet demand, including the 2015-18 portion of the HCA Affordable Homes Programme. Delegates also considered the next steps for funding the sustainable development of social housing.
Further sessions assessed the roles of local and national government, the private and third sector, and other groupings in moving forward on social housing, including discussion on next steps for affordable rent, and the future for meeting demand.

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