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Social housing - Levelling Up Committee begins inquiry on Monday 17th January, 4pm

14 January 2022

On Monday afternoon, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee will hold the first oral evidence session for its inquiry into the regulation of social housing in England. The LUHC Committee will hear from witnesses representing tenant groups and private registered providers of social housing. Full witness details below.

Social housing is housing rented at below-market rates by housing associations, local authorities and other providers.

The opening session of the LUHC’s Committee’s inquiry is likely to focus on the reasons for the poor quality of some social housing and on the effectiveness of the Housing Ombudsman and Regulator of Social Housing.

The LUHC’s inquiry will examine concerns about the quality of social housing, with a focus on the ability of the Regulator of Social Housing and the Housing Ombudsman to identify and address problems. The inquiry will also focus on the proposals in the Government’s social housing White Paper aimed at improving the regulatory regime.

The inquiry terms of reference are available here. The inquiry was launched on 16 November 2021. The written evidence submissions for this inquiry will be published in the coming weeks.


Monday 17 January 

At 4pm

  • Darren Hartley, Chief Executive, TAROE Trust
  • Suzanne Muna, Social Housing Action Campaign
  • Pat Turnbull, London Tenants Federation

At 4.45pm

  • Clare Miller, Chief Executive, Clarion Housing Group
  • Ben Denton, Chief Executive, L&G Affordable Homes
  • Professor Ian Cole, Chair of Board of Management, South Yorkshire Housing Association

Further information

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