New commission examines future for housing associations

Three of the UK’s largest housing associations – Network Homes, Clarion Housing Group and L&Q – have established a new commission to consider how the housing association sector should evolve over the next 10-15 years.

The Future Shape of the Sector Commission will be chaired by Lord Andrew Turnbull, the former cabinet secretary and head of the civil service between 2002 and 2005. Other commissioners  include Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics, Torsten Bell, director of the Resolution Foundation, and Steve Douglas, partner at Altair Consultancy and former chief executive of the Housing Corporation.

The new commission will look at the implications of growth across the sector and how housing associations of all sizes should respond to the housing crisis and manage further potential change effectively in a post-Brexit world.

Housing associations, government, influential MPs, local authority stakeholders, universities and think tanks, charities, trade bodies, and other influential and interested parties are being asked to submit evidence to the commission by Friday 24 November.

A final report will be publish next summer.

To submit evidence, e-mail