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Member Briefing: HBF AGM and meetings

Date: 29/03/17

HBF AGM and meetings

Dear member,

I am pleased to enclose the details and papers for our annual meetings, which as a member you are entitled to attend.

Our Open Members meeting will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday 27 April 2017 at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP.  Please click here to view the notice of meeting, the minutes of last year’s meeting and finally, please click here to view the latest Chairman’s report which we issued a week or so ago. If any member would like to raise any specific issue, please can you inform marian.macdonald@hbf.co.uk  and we will do our utmost to include them on the agenda. 

We very much hope you will be able to join us as we reflect on what was an extraordinary and very busy year. In the early part of the year we were under acute pressure from Government to deliver more homes. We held numerous meetings with ministers and officials looking at what measures all parties could take to increase housing supply. These led to the Statement of Intent we jointly issued with Government and our major members outlining how we could achieve this common objective.

The referendum result of course threw everything up in the air. In the immediate aftermath, we held a series of meetings with ministers on what measures they could take to assist the industry to maintain supply in the event of a drop in demand. As it turned out the Brexit vote had little impact on demand and, once new ministers got up to speed, the pressure to build more homes quickly re-emerged.

Throughout the year we continued to press Government for measures to assist SME builders and to improve the planning system, many of which subsequently emerged earlier this year in the Housing White Paper.  

We will be discussing all of these issues and more on the day and I very much hope you can join us. Should you wish to attend either meeting, please can you inform marian.macdonald@hbf.co.uk     

The Open Members meeting will be followed by the HBF AGM at 12 p.m.  Please click here to view the notice of meeting / agenda and the minutes from last year’s meeting. The latest statutory accounts for HBF to 31 December 2016 are available here.

Yours sincerely 

  

Stewart Baseley

Executive Chairman

 

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