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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.

  • Feb 07

    The White Paper

    After months of speculation and lobbying the white paper hit the newsstands today. As the Secretary of State stood in the house to make his statement I sat in the gallery eager to hear if the substance matched the tone.

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  • 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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