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National Housing Taskforce
The National Housing Taskforce is a sectoral and political coalition convened by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning.
All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs or APGs) are informal cross-party parliamentary groups run by and for Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They may involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning was established to identify innovative solutions for reshaping the housing market. See All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning for more information.
It operates across 12 very diverse areas of work, each organised by a leading and relevant organisation in that particular field:
- Private sector development
- Housing associations
- Aesthetics and build quality.
- Land availability
- Skills, Materials and new technology
- Private rented sector.
- New sources of supply.
- Demand finance.
- Supply finance.
- Demographics and culture change.
- Improving and releasing existing stock.
- Public sector building
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- All party parliamentary group.
- All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment.
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning.
- All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group.
- Housing associations.
- Housing implementation taskforce.
- Private rented sector.
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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