Last edited 26 Jan 2021

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.

RICS promotes the usefulness of surveyors for public advantage in the UK and in other parts of the world. See RICS for more information.

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.

The National Housing Taskforce was established in July 2015 to develop proposals for the Government and the construction industry to address the housing shortage.

It operates across 12 very diverse areas of work, each organised by a leading and relevant organisation in that particular field:

  1. Private sector development
  2. Housing associations
  3. Aesthetics and build quality.
  4. Land availability
  5. Skills, Materials and new technology
  6. Private rented sector.
  7. New sources of supply.
  8. Demand finance.
  9. Supply finance.
  10. Demographics and culture change.
  11. Improving and releasing existing stock.
  12. Public sector building

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