G15 responds to Levelling Up White Paper

Responding to the publication of the government's Levelling Up White Paper, Geeta Nanda OBE, G15 Chair and Chief Executive of MTVH, said:

“Levelling up access to opportunity in all areas is absolutely critical to building a successful country. The White Paper sets out a bold vision to help deliver this ambition and that is to be welcomed.

“A good quality, safe, and affordable home provides people with the foundation from which to build their lives and to take advantage of the opportunities that the government’s new approach seeks to deliver. This is true in all areas of the country, including London where housing pressures are most severe and where the need for more genuinely affordable homes must not be ignored. For levelling up to live up to its name and to support the prosperity of the entire country, we cannot see the life chances of people living in London levelled down.

“It is welcome to see specific commitments around regeneration, which housing associations play a critical role in delivering, and we look forward to seeing further details. Likewise, we have been calling for legislation to be brought forward to implement new social housing regulation and are pleased to see this committed to in today's announcements.

“We look forward to working with the government, partners, and our residents, to support our shared ambition to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of it.”