RICSParliamentary Affairs Manager
As Parliamentary Affairs Manager within the External Affairs team, Lewis is responsible for coordinating our interactions with parliament, the political parties and government departments, and leveraging the reputation of RICS to ensure we are an effective influencer of policy.
Drawing on the extensive expertise of our membership, we aim to use our relationships with government to shape policy for the better, in line with the public interest mandate of RICS.
Prior to joining RICS in November 2014 he worked for KPMG, and also as a campaign coordinator for a government Minister.
Lewis Johnston, 09 Oct 2017
The big topic for discussion at this year’s RICS Housing Reception was the Government’s recent announcements on plans to regulate the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Lewis Johnston, 04 Jul 2017
Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) has invited local authorities to bid for a share of the £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund. The Fund was announced by the Chancellor in the 2016 Autumn Statement and is intended to help local authorities finance infrastructure development that can accelerate housebuilding.
Lewis Johnston, 12 Jun 2017
The UK has its second hung Parliament in seven years, with no party commanding a majority in the Commons. With the Conservatives proceeding as a minority administration; it is more important than ever that Government listens to the views of the property sector and pursues effective policies across housing, infrastructure and construction.
Lewis Johnston, 21 Oct 2016
At our flagship RICS Housing Reception at this year’s Conservative Party Conference, we were joined by the Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell who offered real insights into the Government’s current thinking on housing policy.
Lewis Johnston, 24 Sep 2015
Our party conference season got off to a strong start this week with a Residential Policy Reception at the Liberal Democrat Conference. Accompanied by John Pugh MP and Philip Beattie from Savills, our Head of Policy Jeremy Blackburn launched the Residential Policy Paper to resounding praise from the 50-strong audience.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017