From a political standpoint, September was a rather bizarre rollercoaster of a month and it looks likely that October will be more of the same. Indeed, at the time of writing, the party political conference season has taken a real back-seat to both Supreme Court & Parliamentary business. That is likely to continue.
For the Association, September was an important month with two consultation responses taking up the bulk of our work. Earlier in the month we responded to the Government’s consultation on Digital Identity while at the end of September, we also issued our response to the Labour Party’s consultation on leasehold. Leasehold remains a defining issue within our space, and whatever happens from a political point of view, it’s fair to say that changes will continue to happen. It’s therefore important that the CA continues to have our voice heard in those discussions and the new legislation that is likely to come out of this.
Our Director of Delivery, Beth Rudolf, was also busy on the airwaves in September appearing on BBC Radio West Midlands and BBC Radio 4 to discuss a variety of conveyancing-based issues, including leasehold.
Full details of all coverage in September can be found below:
On the road to a centralised ID solution – Paul Smee website blog
Bold Legal Group – The Future of Conveyancing – mentions CA
BBC Radio West Midlands – Beth Rudolf interview
BBC Radio iplayer (from 45.30)
Solve Problems at the Beginning for Better Solutions – regular article from Beth Rudolf
BBC Radio 4 You & Yours – Beth Rudolf interview on leasehold
BBC Radio iplayer (from 9:30)
Government-led digital identity checks would combat mortgage fraud – Rudolf