Rebalancing: Webinar Series & Resource Page Launched  

Whether it’s under the banner of regeneration, placemaking, or Levelling Up, there is now political consensus on the ambition to reduce regional disparities and deliver better homes and places.

All political parties are developing their own policies to tackle local inequalities and restore the social fabric of communities. The Spring Budget 2023 confirmed that whilst Levelling Up may no long be a slogan repeated ad infinitum, the agenda was alive and well, retooled in a new Prime Minister’s image; enhanced devolution, place-based regeneration partnerships, and investment zones delivered in the name of spreading opportunity Everywhere.

Similarly, the Labour Party’s announcement that they would scrap the current Government’s 12 Levelling Up Missions upon entering office was an expression for evolution rather than complete abandonment. Instead, the Shadow Secretary for Levelling Up Lisa Nandy has instead put forward an agenda to reduce regional inequality built around resilience, connectivity, sustainability, and wellbeing.

Here at the NHC we are working with members to ensure that, whatever the colour of the rosette, housing’s vital contribution is recognised and valued; and to secure the policy and resources necessary from now and future Government’s to make rebalancing a reality for people and places across the North.

To follow our work, and explain more about how you can get involved, we’ve launched a Rebalancing Webpage collating all of our work dating back to July last year when Lord Kerslake opened our Levelling Up Conference in Leeds. You would have heard about it sooner, but Liz Truss had other ‘ideas’. You’ll find research briefings, consultation responses, key updates relating to the Rebalancing agenda, and information on our upcoming Webinar Series…


Rebalancing Webinar Series – Housing at the Heart of a Rebalanced Country


 Rebalancing: Better Places – 21st June, 14.00 – 16.00, online via Zoom

Rebalancing: Better Places will highlight NHC members as vital anchor institutions and make the case for the capacity and resources needed to truly make a difference

The agenda will see a mixture of guest speakers and good practice from the NHC membership discuss their positive impact on regeneration and placemaking; whether in improvements to the built and natural environment, or in providing the vital social infrastructure that helps people lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Confirm your attendance via MyNHC here –


Rebalancing: Better Homes – 13th July, 14.00 – 16.00, online via Zoom

Rebalancing: Better Homes forms one part of our work to place NHC members at the heart of improving housing quality across the social and private rented sectors.

Join us to discuss the ongoing development of an updated Decent Homes Standard, experiences from elsewhere in the UK, the importance of energy efficiency, and explore decency beyond the home in the creation of sustainable neighbourhoods which instil pride and belonging.

Confirm your attendance via MyNHC here –