27 MAR 2018

HFi Today, HBF Policy Conference

The HFi at the HBF Policy Conference Last week, our Chief Executive, Natalie Elphicke, chaired the HBF Policy Conference. The Conference had a very strong lineup including Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, and Labour's Shadow Housing Secretary, John Healey MP. Redrow c...


15 MAR 2018

HFi Today, March 2018

- Sir Mark - ING talk - Natalie Elphicke: Newts Holding Up Housebuilding Is Snow Joke - Housing Business Breakfast - Build Out Review Sir Mark - ING talk Recently at ING Media, our Chairman, Sir Mark Boleat, gave a talk on his radical solutions to improve housing delivery. He built on ma...


05 FEB 2018

HFi Today, February 2018

- Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government at Jaywick Sands - The Times - Housing Special - Housing Business Breakfast - this Wednesday Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government at Jaywick Sands Recently, Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing,...


23 JAN 2018

HFi Today, January 2018

- Not since the moon landings have we built 300,000 houses a year - Better Connections - Modular Housing - Next Housing Business Breakfast Natalie Elphicke: Not since the moon landings have we built 300,000 houses a year Yesterday, the HFi's Chief Executive, Natalie Elphicke wrote an articl...


09 JAN 2018

Sir Mark Boleat: The Housing Problem in London - The Reaction

Attempting to influence public policy is challenging at the best of times. Politicians inevitably have a short time horizon, seldom extending beyond the next election, and the principal objective of most is to be in power rather than to do anything with power. Over the last few years the situation...


07 DEC 2017

HFi Today, Budget, Events and Luton

- Budget 2017: Key Housing Policy highlights for the HFi - Housing Business Breakfast Autumn Budget Special - Upcoming Events - The HFi in Luton Budget 2017: Key Housing Policy highlights for the HFi In the 2017 Budget it was fantastic to see so many of the Housing & Finance Institut...


22 NOV 2017

HFi welcomes 6 key areas of recommendations in the Budget 2017

Making a difference – Key Housing Policy highlights for the HFi At the Housing and Finance Institute we have been working across industry and the public sector to help more homes to be delivered faster. As part of our work we make recommendations to Government on how to deliver the homes our ...


22 NOV 2017

A budget for housing?

The Housing & Finance Institute has prepared its pre-Budget briefing for today's Autumn Budget 2017. It is available to download here. Housing is set to dominate the Autumn Budget, but it is not yet clear what type of Budget the Chancellor will deliver. The Housing & Finance Institute has ...


20 NOV 2017

HFi Today, Who's Who in Local Authority Housing Development - The HFi's Winners

- Who's Who in Local Authority Housing Development - The HFi's Winners - The HFi Meets... - Focus: Jaywick Sands - Latest Housing News - Autumn Budget Special - 29 November Who's Who in Local Authority Housing Development - The HFi's Winners Inside Housing have launched this year's 'Who's ...


15 NOV 2017

HFi Today, Better Connections

- Better Connections: Housing Infrastructure Recommendations - 'The Housing Problem in London' Launch - What innovation is required to build more homes? - Book Now for Autumn Budget Special - 29 November Keep a Look Out for Housing Supply Statistics Better Connections: housing infrastruct...


09 NOV 2017

Affordable Housing Statistics

On 9 November 2017, the Government released the latest Additional Affordable Housing Supply statistics. For statistical purposes 'Affordable Housing' has a technical meaning that may be different from the everyday or policy meaning of the term. The technical use of 'Affordable Housing' takes its r...


26 OCT 2017

HFi Today, A Quick Guide To The Green Belt

- A Quick Guide to the Green Belt - Out Today - The Housing Problem in London - Launch: Fully Booked - Book Now for Autumn Budget Special - 29 November A Quick Guide to the Green Belt - Out Today Today, we launched our 'Quick Guide to the Green Belt'. The guide started its life from a q...


20 OCT 2017

HFi Today, The Housing Problem In London

- The Housing Problem in London: A Broken Planning System - Invitation to the Launch of the HFi's New Report - 31 October - Autumn Budget Special - 29 November - Worth a Read - The Smith Institute's Latest Report The Housing Problem in London: A Broken Planning System The HFi's latest ...


20 OCT 2017

The Housing Problem In London

The HFi's major new report, as covered in the Evening Standard, sets out radical planning shake-up required to solve London's housing crisis. Penalties for public sector bodies that fail to release surplus land and building at higher densities proposed Far-reaching new housing proposals from f...


16 OCT 2017

HFI Today, Invitation to the Launch of the HFi's New Report

- Invitation to the Launch of the HFi's New Report - 31 October - Autumn Budget Special - 29 November Invitation to the Launch of the HFi's New Report We are delighted to invite you to a breakfast seminar which will launch a new White Paper by Sir Mark Boleat, former political leader at the C...


11 OCT 2017

HFi Today, The HFi Meets the Housing and Planning Minister

- The HFi Meets the Housing and Planning Minister - Autumn Budget Special - 29th November - HFi's Quick Facts and Figures The HFi Meets the Housing and Planning Minister On Monday, the HFi's Chief Executive, Natalie Elphicke, and Chairman, Sir Mark Boleat, had a meeting with the Housing a...


04 OCT 2017

Reducing the Hurdles to Home Ownership for the Young

Photograph credit: Rahil Ahmad and the Legatum Institute At Conservative Party Conference 2017, the HFI took part in an event hosted by ConservativeHome in partnership with the Legatum Institute entitled 'The country we want to be: pathways to prosperity'. The session included contributions from R...


28 SEP 2017

HFi Today, Our New Website

- Check Out Our New Website - Mark Davis at the HFi's Housing Business Breakfast - Our Next Housing Business Breakfast – 29th November Check Out Our New Website This week we launched our new website, and it is available at www.thehfi.com We felt that it was time for "out with the old,...


19 SEP 2017

HFi Today, RESI Roundup

– RESI Roundup – The Big Housing Business Breakfast – 27 September – Complete our Business Sentiment Survey RESI Roundup As you will know, the HFi attended the RESI conference last Thursday. The HFi's Chairman, Sir Mark Boleat, made a strong contribution on the...


19 SEP 2017

HFi at RESI: Time to Look Again at Coastal Communities - Videos

  Below are clips of the interviews with Gary Josey, Director of Housing & Communities at Bournemouth Borough Council, Cllr Chris Wells, Leader of Thanet District Council, and Chris Starkie, Managing Director of the New Anglia LEP who all took part in the HFi's event at RESI in associati...


14 SEP 2017

HFi Today, September 2017

– Congratulations Housing Business Ready Councils – The Big Housing Business Breakfast – 27 September – Complete our Business Sentiment Survey   Congratulations Housing Business Ready Councils The HFi is delighted to announce that eight councils in the Sou...


26 MAY 2017

Latest Housebuilding Figures

Housebuilding starts surged in the year 2016/17, according to just published figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). In England, 162,880 homes were started – up from just under 142,000 the previous year. That is good news in itself – as it is the highe...


23 MAY 2017

HFi: General Election Special

Since the General Election was called, we're sure you have all been wondering what this means for housing in the UK. In this General Election newsletter, I set out what the three main political parties are offering in relation to housing. In other words, I've read their manifestos, so you don't hav...


05 OCT 2016

Research Highlights 2016: Conference Special Edition

The HFi have released Research Highlights 2016: Conference Special Edition which is a compilation of all our research and commentary over the last year. It addresses key housing and infrastructure questions such as: How do we build more homes, faster? Does London have capacity to build a million...


23 SEP 2016

HFi celebrate first anniversary

The Housing & Finance Institute are delighted to be celebrating our first anniversary of operations this month. By working together we are seeing a substantial difference for communities across the country. To celebrate, we will have some exciting news to share with you. Please do keep updated o...