The Green Paper on housing adequacy and fair rents: where next for Welsh housing? 

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EventsWebinarEvent Date: Jul 5th, 2023  Time: 13:30 - 15:30  Location: Online

Join our expert panel to explore how we can improve access to affordable housing as the Welsh Government publishes its Housing Green Paper

With thousands of people across Wales struggling to afford a place to call home, the publication of the Welsh Government’s Green Paper on Housing Adequacy and Fair Rents has been much anticipated. But what exactly is the Green Paper and will it improve access to affordable housing? Join our expert panel to learn more and to share your views. 

What is it about? 

The Welsh Government has recently published it’s Green Paper on Housing Adequacy and Fair Rents. The Green Paper covers a range of issues from defining housing affordability, to rent control models, to new requirements around data. With the Welsh Government now inviting people to comment on the Green Paper join our expert panel from across the UK to ensure that your response your based on the latest evidence. 

Why should you attend?

The session will give you:

  • An overview of the Housing Green Paper
  • A more detailed understanding of what is affordable housing 
  • The latest information about how effective rent controls have been in Scotland
  • An opportunity to raise questions and share insights with experts and other interested partners  

Who should attend?

This session will be of interest to everyone working in or who has an interest in housing including people in local authorities, social landlords, charities and the private sector.


  1. Welcome and introduction 
  2. An overview of the Housing Green Paper – James Hooker and Guy Delong-Smith, Welsh Government
  3. When is housing affordable and how can we meet the needs of low-income renters? – Darren Baxter, Joseph Rowntree Foundation 
  4. Rent controls – are there lessons from Scotland? Deborah Hay, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Scotland 
  5. Why data matters – Steffan Evans, Bevan Foundation
  6. Close 


The session will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. Attendance is free, but registration is required in advance. 

The Presenters:

James Hooker

Welsh Government

Guy Delong-Smith

Welsh Government

Darren Baxter

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Deborah Hay

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Scotland

Steffan Evans

Bevan Foundation


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