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HBF AND THE GENERAL ELECTION 2015

During the 2015 General Elections the impact of the housing crisis was being truly understood at both local and national level with political parties focusing on policies to address the chronic shortage of housing that has developed over several decades.

Building Communities, Growing the Economy: A Plan for Boosting Housing Supply

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, HBF has published a short guide for politicians and the public, setting out the major benefits that come with increased house building and a plan for how to achieve the necessary step-change. Our short election document, Building Communities, Growing the Economy: A Plan for Boosting Housing Supply is available here

 

HBF General Election Position Paper

To read a more in-depth overview of the conditions required to dramatically increase the level of private house building and HBF’s suggestions on how to achieve this, our longer General Election Position Paper is available here

Economic Footprint of House Building in the UK

To help inform our activity at the General Election and beyond, in early 2015 HBF commissioned Nathanial Lichfield & Partners to conduct an extensive analysis of the economic and social benefits associated with house building. To find out more, click here.

Retirement Housing at the General Election

This General Election is likely to be one of the hardest fought campaigns in living memory and many of the parties are keen to emphasise housing policies as they seek to attract votes. Mostly, however, the focus in the media and amongst politicians has been on advancing the housing opportunities of young people and first-time buyers in particular. But the population is ageing and the hidden housing crisis that is experienced by older people is beginning to have an impact on the whole housing market. Click here to read more.

Housing Calculator

Estimate the potential benefits of increasing house building

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HBF member's letter to parliamentary candidates

HBF have created a template letter for HBF members to send to candidates standing at the general election.

To find out more, click here.

HBF member's press release 

HBF have created a template press release for HBF members to send to local media in advance of the general election. 

To find out more, click here.