Toby Lloyd is an independent policy consultant specialising in housing and regeneration, with over fifteen years experience of policy, strategy, communications and campaigning in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Most recently he was chair of No Place Left Behind: the Commission into Prosperity and Community Placemaking, set up by the Create Streets Foundation to explore the potential for community empowerment and placemaking to improve lives and neighbourhoods in left behind places.
He was the No 10 Special Adviser on housing and local government to Prime Minister Theresa May, and has also advised local councils, mayors, housing associations, and developers across the country. During seven years as head of policy for Shelter he helped put housing at the top of the national political agenda, and led a cross-industry proposal for a new garden city that was the runner-up for the Wolfson Economics Prize 2014. His book, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing, co-authored with two UCL economists, was published in 2017.
Onward's Head of Energy and Climate, Ed Birkett, for The Times, writes that "The new government will have to act decisively and take steps it previously thought unthinkable".
Will Tanner, Director of Onward, wrote for the FT on how Britain’s Conservatives will not be immune from discontented young people moving to the authoritarian right.