WA are delighted to invite you to attend our next virtual event ‘What next for the UK housing market?’, from 9-10am on Tuesday 8th June.
The Conservative Party’s recognition of the role of the housing market in driving the wider economy, and their long-held desire to increase the level of home ownership has resulted in frequent intervention in the sector. In the last year alone, they have acted to quickly reopen the market, introduce and then extend the Stamp Duty holiday, and launch a mortgage guarantee scheme to support first time buyers.
What’s next and what does the UK’s residential housing market need from policymakers to thrive? From longer-lasting reform to property taxation to reforms to the home moving process and planning process, how can the government create a vibrant housing sector?
Join WA’s Marc Woolfson to discuss these issues and hear from our expert panel who will each be sharing their perspectives and experiences:
- Ben Everitt MP, Member of the Housing Select Committee and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing Market and Housing Delivery;
- Melissa Lawford, Property Correspondent, The Telegraph;
- Simon Brown, Chief Executive, Landmark Information Group, whose data and technology enables thousands of successful property transactions every day;
- Angus Hill, Associate Director, WA, who led our recent successful campaign for the extension of the Stamp Duty holiday.
Our panel will discuss themes including:
- What does a thriving housing market look like and how can it be achieved?
- What policy action is required to make the UK housing market work better for consumers?
- How can the industry work with government to achieve this?
- What impact has Covid-19 had on the home moving sector and the needs of movers, and how should the sector and policymakers respond?