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Chief Executive's blog

A blog written by our Chief Executive, David Montague. Each month David reflects on events at L&Q and in the housing sector,  and offers his opinions on current and future events.

About David Montague

David MontagueDavid Montague has been chief executive of L&Q since February 2008. He has been with L&Q since 1989 and served as Group Director of Finance before his current appointment.

David is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and writes and lectures on social housing and business planning issues.

  • Jan 12

    Let's make it a good one

    Well that was quite a year. The year that the tectonic plates of housing shifted. Government promised a bold new plan, housing associations set out a new ambition and in London the Mayor made a commitment the likes of which we haven't seen in decades.

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  • Dec 12

    Writing housing history

    Last week will go down in housing history.

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  • Nov 23

    A good day for housing

    After months of lobbying and speculation, today the Chancellor stood.

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  • Nov 16

    Cathy Come Home

    Fifty years ago a BBC film changed housing history. Watched by 12 million people the story of Cathy and Reg becoming homeless and losing their children caused a flood of calls, a debate in Parliament, massive support for Shelter, the creation of Crisis and a new generation of housing associations.

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  • Jun 30

    Last Friday, and for a while, all bets were off

    Like every other developing housing association Hyde, East Thames and L&Q turned their gaze inward as we examined cash balances, undrawn loan facilities, development commitments and sales exposure.

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