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"Ask almost any question about social fairness or problems with our economy, and the answer so often comes back to housing. High housing costs and the growing gap between those on the property ladder and those who are not lie at the heart of falling social mobility, falling savings and low productivity. [...] We simply need to build more homes. This means using the power of government to step in and repair the dysfunctional housing market. It means using public sector land for more and faster house building. It means encouraging new technologies that will help us to get more houses built faster. And putting in more government investment too."

Theresa May, speech to the Conservative Party Conference, 5th October 2016

"The Boards of Genesis and Thames Valley Housing have mutually agreed that we will not be going ahead with our planned merger, due to differences in style and approach. These have become more apparent as the merger progressed. We entered into this merger process in a positive spirit and that is one that has continued throughout, despite this disappointing outcome.

Joint Statement from the Boards of Genesis and Thames Valley Housing, 23rd August 2016

"Too many people are having to live in overcrowded or even unsafe conditions. Too many people don't have a permanent place to call home. Too many people are having to pay too much of their monthly earnings on their housing costs. And - as the Prime Minister said in her moving speech outside Downing Street on Wednesday night - too many people who want the independence of owning their own home currently can't afford to do so."

Gavin Barwell, minister of housing Blog, 17th July 2016


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Prime minister signals a major shift in government policy

To "repair the dysfunctional housing market"

On 5th October 2016, Theresa May gave a speech to the Conservative Party Conference, highlighting the negative impact of the "dysfunctional housing market" on a range of social and economic problems. She added that the government would intervene to meet the need to build more homes, including through putting in more investment. For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.

2016 Members Conference

Our eleventh Members' Conference took place on 25th February at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.

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