It is very difficult to believe that the HCA Single Conversation is over a year old now! Doesn't time fly when you're having fun, huh!
And the verdict is truly a mixed one.
On the one hand, it has been an excellent process for those local authorities that have passed through it. It has encouraged them to think creatively and strategically about housing supply both within their boundaries and - crucially - also in neighbouring districts.
As for the HCA, it has allowed them to better forecast their expenditure, which is clearly no bad thing at all.
The concern among local authorities that I speak to is this: can the HCA meet the expectations that they have inevitably raised among housing officers and members? .