Whilst the UK’s housing stock only comprises of 0.6% co-operative housing, the European average is 15% with some countries such as Turkey and Norway having as much as 25% of housing being owned and run by co-ops. This country is one of the few that does not recognise co-operative housing in law. That’s why we have launched the HomeShares campaign, to support the Co-operative Housing (Tenure) Bill introduced by Jonathan Reynolds MP in October.

Our distinguished panel will be looking at the potential for co-operative housing in the UK, with a particular eye on London’s elections in 2012.

Co-operative Housing: a way to address the housing crisis?

23rd November, 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Committee Room 12, House of Commons, Westminster SW1A 0AA

Panel

  • Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Housing Minister
  • Jonathan Reynolds, Labour & Co-operative MP and campaigner for Co-operative Housing Tenure
  • Nicky Gavron AM, Member of the London Assembly
  • David Rodgers, Chief Executive CDS Co-ops
  • Chair: Meg Hillier MP (tbc)