Friday, July 29, 2011
It’s Friday and it’s the end of an era at the comedy club
It is said that â€™an Englishmanâ€™s home is his castleâ€™, and the dream of owning oneâ€™s own home has been at the centre of consumer aspiration from the early days of building societies in the 19th century. As I look forward to the end of my career at the Council of Mortgage Lenders later this week, I want to reflect in this article on some of the highs and lows, particularly in my period as director general of the CML, which has spanned an economic cycle â€“ the last 14 years. It has been a privilege to serve an industry that has helped different generations of homeowners on to the housing ladder, provided financial support for different tenures delivering housing choice, and helped to instil freedom, security and a sense of community throughout the UK.