London's new mayor will need innovative partners to solve housing demand

July 5th, 2016 in Mark Henderson, Home Group CEO, blog

Congratulations to Sadiq Khan. The campaigning is over, people have cast their votes and you are now in one of the UK’s most important housing roles. Welcome to the sector.

It has been widely communicated that tackling the housing crisis in the capital will be one of the top priorities for the new Mayor, and it is a sign of how acute the crisis has become that each candidate had very clear policies on how they would tackle the shortage of homes. The establishment of Homes for Londoners is a welcome step, and one that will put housing in the front rank alongside other London bodies like TfL.