NHC Chief Executive Tracy Harrison met with the Housing Minister Rachel Maclean MP last week in Westminster. 

Tracy talked the Minister through the emerging findings of the NHC’s Pride in Place research, and discussed our Autumn Statement representation and levelling-up priorities.

Tracy said:

“I was delighted to meet with the Minister.  Our discussion covered the findings of the NHC’s Pride in Place research, and our Autumn Statement asks, including the need to uprate local housing allowance to avoid growing pressure on homelessness services in the North.  As ever, the Minister constructively engaged with our case, and I was pleased to hear her reflect on the breadth of the role NHC members play in communities across the North.  Following a busy party conference season, it was good to look ahead to the Autumn Statement and Kings’ Speech.”

Members can look forward to on-the-day briefings from the NHC on the contents of the Kings’ Speech on 7th November, and the Autumn Statement on 22nd November.