A member of the Bank of England’s influential Monetary Policy Committee has this week made a fact finding visit to Incommunities.
The Shipley-based housing group were delighted to host economist Jan Vlieghe during a two-day stay in the Bradford area.
During the visit, Incommunities Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley and Assistant Chief Executive (Resources) Greg Robinson outlined the housing group’s growth over the last 15 years and its investment ambitions. They also discussed their experience on how the welfare reform changes were impacting on tenants and national policy developments affecting the social housing sector.
Jan Vlieghe was joined on his visit by Will Holman, Deputy Agent for the Bank of England in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Geraldine Howley said: "We were delighted to host Jan and Will and outline our ambitions as a growing business as well as share our experience of some of the challenges facing the sector.
"It was also valuable to get their perspective on the current UK economic picture."
"Greg Robinson said; “It was a great privilege to meet a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and spend some time discussing housing issues in Bradford and the North.
"The MPC has the huge responsibility of setting the base interest rate for the UK and taking time out to visit Bradford and Incommunities shows how committed the Bank is to getting into the real detail of all aspects of the economy."