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#10yearsafter: How do we create affordable homes - a panel discussion

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In the late 20th century, growing up at least for the middle classes was about getting on the housing ladder and gradually moving up to have a family home. That was the dream that was sold along with a plethora of TV shows on choosing a house, making money out housing developments, decorating you house and so on.

However this dream seems to be largely denied to the current generation unless they are lucky enough to be able to access the bank of Dad and Mum or inherit their home. For most it is simply unaffordable.

Meanwhile social housing has generally shrunk and withered away, leaving many to the tender mercies of private landlords. Rents have increased eating into static wages and shrinking benefit payments.

Housing is now an investment commodity driven by speculation as land values seem to go ever upwards increasing the wealth of the few to the detriment of most.

How did we get here and how can we renew the promise of affordable housing for all?

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Toby Lloyd has worked in housing policy across the public, private and voluntary sectors for over ten years. He joined Shelter as Head of Policy in 2011, and led Shelter’s proposal for new garden city that was the runner-up for the Wolfson Economics Prize 2014. He is now Head of Housing Development.

Previously he led Navigant Consulting’s policy and strategy division, where he advised local and national government and the private sector on housing, planning and regeneration. He has been a senior policy manager for the Greater London Authority, a project manager for the London Rebuilding Society, and taught financial history at the LSE.

His book, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing, was published in February 2017.

Rev Paul Nicolson founded the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) in response to the poll tax in 1997. He raised the funds in 1968 to commission the Family Budget Unit to research the minimum income standards used by UNISON and London Citizens to persuade Ken Livingston, Mayor of London, to launch the living wage for London in 2004. Z2K now serves up to 2000 Londoners a year who are tangled in the benefit system and related debts. In 2012 he founded Taxpayers Against Poverty (TAP) as a campaigning organisation focusing on the impact on the unemployed of capped and cut benefits, which are also required to pay rent and council tax since 2013, and committed to working for an adequate income and an affordable home for every UK citizen. TAP now has 20,200 followers on Facebook. He was given “The Best Non-academic Award” by the Social Policy Association in 2015.

David Fell is a researcher, writer, presenter and activist in the field of sustainable economics. He is director and co-founder of the research and strategy consultancy Brook Lyndhurst; supports a range of not-for-profit organisations including Just Space, which campaigns on planning issues in London, and Smart CSOs; and blogs as EconEnough. His work – including his recent book “Bad Habits, Hard Choices” - is concerned, in particular, with the development of strategies for promoting changes in individual and institutional behaviour to bring about a more sustainable economy.

David has a degree in economics from Cambridge University; more than 25 years’ research and strategy experience for clients in the government, private and not-for-profit sectors; and he was a founding Commissioner on the London Sustainable Development Commission.

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