Hot on the news surrounding the Autumn Statement, leading real estate agency Redwood Consulting were delighted to welcome the Economic Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid MP as the guest speaker at their latest Breakfast Briefing on Monday, December 10th.

Key figures from the property industry had an opportunity to pose questions to Mr Javid under Chatham House rules. Guests discussed a broad range of topics, amongst others, the revaluation of business rates, issues concerning the projected growth of the British economy and the long term consequences of youth unemployment. The Breakfast was sponsored by the Member of Parliament for Lincoln, Karl McCartney MP.

Redwood Chief Executive Lucy Close commented:

“Sajid Javid was a very engaging speaker who provided a great deal of interesting context behind the Autumn Statement. The Minister was open and frank in his assessment of the issues facing the economy and our guests enjoyed having the opportunity to impress upon him the challenges facing the property industry.”

Redwood Consulting holds regular Breakfast Briefings for senior clients and other members of the property industry. In 2012 they have welcomed, amongst others, Peter Wynn Rees ( The City Planning Officer forLondon), Clive Betts MP (DCLG Select Committee Chairman) and Peter Robottom (Infrastructure Planning Commission).