For the second-year running, Homes for Britain provided the housing industry with a highly vocal voice at all three major party political conferences.
The campaign led by the RLA, and its fellow five core partners – Chartered Institute of Housing, Crisis, Home Builders Federation, National Housing Federation, and Royal Institute of British Architects – and supported by 40 housing sector organisations, ensured that all 50 housing events at the three conferences were held under the Homes for Britain umbrella.
Homes for Britain ensured that the voice of housing was clearly heard in Glasgow at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference, in Brighton at the Labour Party Conference, and in Manchester at the Conservative Party Conference.
The efforts of the campaign culminated in two receptions; one held at the Labour Party Conference, and another at the Conservative Party Conference.
At the Labour Party Conference, Jack Dromey, the shadow housing minister, provided delegates with his vision of a future housing sector. He was joined by John Cridland, director general of the CBI, and Ben Marshall, research director at IPSOS Mori.
At the Conservative Party Conference, the housing minister, Mark Prisk, returned to Homes for Britain for a second-year running, to provide delegates with an update on the current housing situation. Sir Merrick Cockell, chairman of the Local Government Association provided comment from a local government perspective, and Ben Marshall once again provided an analytical view of the situation facing the housing market.
Homes for Britain provides a united voice for housing; and believes that few things are more fundamental than a home, and few things are more fundamental to a healthy economy than housing.
The campaign has successfully ensured that, in the lead up to the 2015 General Election, all policymakers’ now regard housing as political priority.
- IMAGE: RLA chairman, Alan Ward (right) discusses the private rented sector with Mark Prisk at the Homes for Britain reception in Manchester.
- Visit the Homes for Britain website.
- Homes for Britain launches at Conservative Party Conference (22nd October 2012)
- View a Facebook gallery of images of the RLA at the Labour Party Conference.
- View a Facebook gallery of images of the RLA at the Conservative Party Conference.