Another new Prime Minister, what can we expect now?

26 October 2022

Ben Fernandes


A Landbay Spotlight webinar featuring Simon French, Chief Economist at the UK bank, Panmure Gordon and writer for The Times.

About the spotlight

In this session, Simon discusses the impact of the political turmoil on the housing market and the economy in general. He will look at how this could affect UK economic growth, interest rates and property.

Hosted by John Goodall, CEO of Landbay.

Topics include:

  • What options will the new Prime Minister have – is it back to austerity?
  • Could we see a more growth focussed approach next year?
  • Where will interest rates peak, and how will this affect the housing market?
  • If Labour wins in 2024, will their economic policy be much different?

Meet the speakers

Simon French

Simon Frenchis the Chief Economist at the UK bank, Panmure Gordon. He is a top ranked economist in the City of London’s II/Extel rankings, writes a monthly column for The Times newspaper and is a regular guest host on BBC TV and Radio, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Prior to joining Panmure Gordon he was a Senior Civil Servant, latterly at the Cabinet Office as Chief of Staff to the UK Government’s Chief Operating Officer. He holds degrees in Economics & Finance from Durham University and is a member of the Government Economic Service and the Society of Professional Economists.

John Goodall

John’s work has always been rooted in Economics, with degrees from Durham University and Imperial College.

In his early career, he co-founded a financial services executive search consultancy and later joined an equity brokerage in the City. But it was his interest and belief in marketplace lending that sparked the idea of Landbay and its focus on the larger, lower-risk buy-to-let market.