The implications for housing in the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper and its Net Zero Strategy will be explored in-depth at The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s (CIEH) 14th Housing and Health Conference this month.
The two half-day event will take place online on 24 and 25 May, where it will bring together professionals in housing and environmental health to explore the latest issues impacting the UK’s housing sector.
Following a discussion on Levelling Up and an update on the Renters Reform Bill, a panel of experts including chartered environmental health practitioner Anees Mank and Peter Smith, director of policy and advocacy at National Energy Action, will discuss how the sector can navigate the energy crisis in the short term.
Other topics being covered on day one include an HHSRS Review update, tackling rogue landlords and tips for engaging residents in public consultations.
On Wednesday 25 May, the programme will kick off with an update on the Building Safety Bill before attendees are given the updates on the latest fire safety legislation and electrical safety standards.
David Beach, director of enforcement, London Borough of Waltham Forest will deliver a case study on Net Zero policies with sessions on selective licensing applications and the Green Homes Grant concluding the day.
Tamara Sandoul, Policy and Campaigns Manager at CIEH, said:
“We are looking forward to hosting our 14th Housing and Health Conference later this month, where we will have our usual mixture of keynote speaker sessions, informed panel discussions and best practice case studies.
This will be a big year for housing, with major changes expected in the form of the Government’s renters reform proposals and the potential extension of the Decent Homes Standard to the private rented sector.
This is a must-attend for all housing professionals and will cover key areas of raising standards in the private rented sector, the drive to better energy efficiency and the future policy direction for housing as part of the Levelling Up agenda.”
The conference takes place from 9.30am to 1.15pm on 24 and 25 May. Tickets are £99 for CIEH members and £199 for affiliate and non-members.
For more information or to book, visit the CIEH events page.