Dates for your DIARY

June 10
Monetary Policy Committee meeting

With Gary Styles, risk and economics director at Hometrack, warning that even modest base rate increases could have dire consequences for both mortgage pricing and the housing market the outcome of this month’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting should be a no-brainer, with another hold in prospect.

June 8
Association of Mortgage Intermediaries annual dinner

AMI is holding its annual dinner at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. AMI director Robert Sinclair, its director-general Chris Cummings and Financial Times columnist and economist John Kay will be giving speeches at the event.

June 15
Inflation announcement

It was bad news for both the Consumer Price Index and the Retail Prices Index last month. Will it be more of the same?

June 22
Emergency Budget

We’ve already had a taster with the £6bn in spending cuts that chancellor George Osborne unveiled last week but in this, his debut Budget, he’s likely to give us both barrels. Will there be any support for the housing market?