Respected economist and journalist Liam Halligan previewed his upcoming book, ‘Home Truths’ to a group of business leaders at a special ‘Milburngate Talks’ event.
Held at CoHo at Freemans Reach, opposite Milburngate, the event focused on the UK housing industry and the challenges facing the sector as well as the opportunities to boost home building.
Combining analysis with reportage, ‘Home Truths’ draws on extensive interviews with cabinet ministers, civil servants, planning officials and leading property industry specialists. It will also contain some eye-catching policy proposals for regional and national government to boost housing development in the UK.
Liam, who writes a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph and publishes his book in the autumn, talked about the role of Small and Medium-Sized house builders and developers have to play in delivering new homes and how government can better support an upturn in the creation of new properties.
He also praised the Milburngate development, highlighting the importance of city centre living in the housing mix, and the positivity that he experiences when he visits the North East.
You can find out more about Liam Halligan here: https://liamhalligan.com/