Wednesday 16th November 2016, 18.00-20.00, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster.
Taxpayers Against Poverty: Affordable Housing Seminar
This event is part of a new affordable housing campaign led by Taxpayers Against Poverty (TAP). Starting on 7th October TAP will publish nine blogs over nine weeks exploring alternative policy solutions to resolve the UK’s housing crisis.
Professor Danny Dorling of Oxford University's School of Geography and Environment, Fred Harrison, Director the Land Research Trust, and Stephen Hill, Director of C2O Futureplanners are contributing to the blog series. They will explore a set of different policy questions the UK must consider if we are to solve the endemic housing crisis plaguing the country. These include:
- The role of surveyors and large housebuilders in avoiding the provision of affordable homes on the basis that they are not economically viable
- Whether the establishment of a land-value tax could realign the UKs housing market
- The misery the present crisis creates among low income families and individuals
The seminar on 16th November, co-hosted by TAP and the APPG on Poverty, will be an opportunity to discuss the ideas arising from the affordable housing blog series and to consider how best to transform housing policy.
Chair: Kate Green MP
- Dawn Foster, writer and journalist
- Fred Harrison, Director, The Land Research Trust
- Stephen Hill, Director, C2O Futureplanners
- Dr Duncan Pickard PhD, Land owner, farmer and author
- Liz Davies, Barrister, Vice-President, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Please arrive at the Houses of Parliament by 17.45 in order to clear security. You may be asked for ID. Information about visiting Parliament can be found here.