Brexit chaos! But what does it mean for housing? Find out with HQN


Despite today’s Cabinet resignations, the prospect of Brexit is moving closer with Parliament set to vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in December.

Whether we end up with a Brexit deal or not, the uncertainty of the coming months is going to have a significant impact on many parts of the economy, including the UK housing market.

To find out what all this means for housing providers, come along to HQN’s ‘2019 – a big year for housing‘ event on 13 December, just days after the historic vote is due to take place.

Our keynote speaker is Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist at RICS, who will be assessing the likely impact of Brexit on the UK housing market and the affordable housing sector in particular. Simon is currently a board member at L&Q.

Simon regularly meets with policy makers at the Bank of England, HM Treasury, the ECB and the US Federal Reserve, is a frequent visitor to the IMF and is a highly regarded media commentator on matters relating to the built environment.

Other speakers confirmed for the event include former National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr, who is looking forward to sharing his personal views on the state of housing (and the rest of the world) as we enter 2019.

Joining him will be Rick Henderson, Chief Executive of Homeless Link; Aileen Evans, Chief Executive of Grand Union Housing Group and newly-elected Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Housing; Jonathan Walters, Deputy Director, Strategy & Performance, RSH and Dan Worsley, Chief Operating Officer at CIPFA.

HQN Chief Executive Alistair McIntosh will oversee proceedings and share his own thoughts on the big issues.

Key themes:

  • Life after Brexit and what it could mean for housing
  • The Social Housing Green Paper – what happens next?
  • The future of regulation – new year, new priorities?
  • Universal Credit – where do we go from here?
  • Opportunity knocks – will we see the return of large-scale of council house building
  • A new hope? Lessons from 2018 and what we need to look out for in 2019

And here’s the link again.

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