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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.

  • 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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  • Apr 08

    Is big beautiful?

    Our news this week that East Thames, Hyde and L&Q plan to merge has created quite a stir. Most of it positive – the 100,000 new homes over ten years, the £250m investment into our Community Foundations, and truly innovative plans for our own Academy for residents and staff, have all inspired.

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  • Apr 13

    Creating places in Ealing

    Last Friday I spent the morning with Gertrude, L&Q Caretaker at the first phase of our 2,400 home South Acton regeneration project in Ealing – a partnership between Ealing Council, Countryside and L&Q.

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