Will Government Housing Policy Make A Difference?
Event type: Forum
Sponsored by: Unisys, Mortgage Brain, Colleys
Location: Unisys, 51-55 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7EL
Date: 03 Jul 2012
Time: 10.30 - 12.30 followed by a buffet lunch
Leading mortgage lenders and distributor networks will come together at this London Forum to debate the latest developments from across the UK mortgages landscape. This date coincides with the 2012 British Mortgage Awards Dinner in London.
The Government’s mortgage indemnity NewBuy scheme has started to have an impact, although some might argue it is designed more to stimulate the construction industry in the middle of a damaging recession, than genuinely improve home ownership or address the UK’s chronic housing shortage. Paul Smee, Director General of the CML, presents his updated interpretation of the Government’s initiatives, plus his view on alternative strategies and how the mortgages industry itself can help to influence Government thinking and policy going forward.
We also learn about Self-Build as a component of the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework. Instead of procurement via housing developers, what potential do Self-Build, Custom-Build and Community-Build have to add significant volumes? Following the Housing Minister’s recent visit to the Netherlands, are there any lessons from overseas in the Self-Build category that could be transferable to the UK ?
10.30 for 11.00 Start - 12.30 followed by buffet lunch
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