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Briefings

HBF AGM and meetings 2016

Date: 06/04/16

HBF AGM and meetings 2016

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 Tuesday 26 April 2016 at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP.  Please click here to view the  notice of meeting / agenda and the minutes of last year’s Open Members meeting.  Please click here to view the Chairman’s report. Please click here to view the latest statutory accounts for HBF to 31 December 2015.

The 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.

I very much hope you will be able to join us as we reflect on what was another extremely busy, but rewarding year for HBF.  Industry output is up significantly over the past two years or so, such that official figures show that last year there were over 180,000 additions to the housing stock in England. However, there is still intense pressure from Government to deliver further increases and we are working closely with them on how this can be achieved. Constraints of course remain. The planning system is still too bureaucratic, and whilst improvements have been announced, many of which we suggested, more is required. How we maintain high levels of customer service and build quality, whilst delivering more homes is also a huge challenge, but one we must address.  Improvements in this area, as well as further increases in delivery more generally can of course only be achieved if we recruit and train more people, something HBF is now heavily focussed on.

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  

Yours sincerely