recent quotes

"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

"I don’t set targets, I never set a target."

Brandon Lewis, speech to the CIH Conference, 29th June 2016

"To continue towards our target of one million new homes – and meet that commitment on affordable housing – I am convinced that the UK cannot afford to leave the European Union. I know now that the vast majority of our housebuilding industry – and the investors who underpin it – agree with me.”

Brandon Lewis Article in Inside Housing magazine, 21st June 2016


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We are a specialist consultancy and research organisation, working with housing associations, funders and regulators on risk management, strategic planning and control.

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New government, new minister

Fifth housing minister in six years

After Theresa May became Prime Minister, she put together a new government with Sajid Javid becoming communities secretary and Damian Green heading the Department for Work and Pensions, while Gavin Barwell became housing minister. 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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