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The housing crisis is putting enormous pressure on councils and most experts predict this will continue for the foreseeable future. Local authorities will be on the front line of responding to the crisis and finding solutions that work in an age of financial constraint.
Measures proposed in the government’s manifestos – such as extending Right to Buy to non-council social landlords and forcing councils to sell their high value properties to replace these – will likely see further lowering of stock numbers – especially those available for social rent.
At the same time, local authorities will be feeling the pressure of increasing demands to provide more homes and accommodation more suitable to an aging population.
Join NLGN, Bevan Brittan and a select group of senior local authority leaders and officers to discuss one of the most fundamental challenges facing the sector. How can local authorities meet the housing needs of their places without putting undue pressure on their finances?
We will hear from:
Sir Robin Wales, Leader of the London Borough of Newham; and
Keith House, Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council.