What’s needed now is consistency rather than upheaval. A government must be formed as quickly as possible so that we can continue to build on the progress made in recent years in supporting the housing and housebuilding sectors. It was a good sign for the sector that all major parties recognised the need for a focus on housing in their manifestos.
Whatever the outcome, developers, housing associations and the government must recognise the importance of partnership working. Encouraging the sector to work more closely together is crucial to finding the solutions needed to alleviate the crisis right across the UK, not just in the big cities.
Bjorn Howard is group CEO at Aster Group.