John Slaughter is Director of External Affairs for the Home Builders Federation.
John has a general representational role at HBF and is also responsible for a wide range of policy issues at both national and regional level. He leads on political liaison for HBF, including representations on major legislation and regulatory change, and helps provide HBF's media comment. He has particular policy responsibility for skills, urban design and sustainability issues, including the Government's zero carbon homes objective. He is a member of the 2016 Task Force which oversees work on the zero carbon objective and has also been a member of the steering group for the current Technical Housing Standards Review.
He formerly worked in the oil and gas industry and as a civil servant at the Department for Trade and Industry. John is married with two sons.
HBF director of external affairs John Slaughter looks at new research on migrant workers in the UK construction industry which confirms that the work of the Home Building Skills Partnership will be vital in tackling the skills gap