PROGRAMME

Programme

Keynote addresses by senior politicians and sector leaders, our exciting programme will feature core plenary sessions focusing on broad issues of interest to members and the wider sector. There will also be interactive, panel-based, subject-specific parallel sessions.

09:15 - 10:00 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
David Burrowes, Chair, Equity Release Council
10:15-10:40 Chair: Chris Pond, Chair, Standards Board, Equity Release Council
Sir Hector Sants, Chair, Money and Pensions Service
10:40 - 11:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition Industry Session Breakout (10:45-11:25)
Later life lending and vulnerability: a mutually exclusive dilemma?

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Industry Session Breakout (10:50-11:20)
Other areas to consider when giving advice

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11:30 - 12:20 Intergenerational Fairness and Housing Wealth
Chair: Liz Barclay Standards Board, Equity Release Council
Rt Hon. Lord Willetts, Chair, Resolution Foundation
John Godfrey, Director of Corporate Affairs, Legal and General and former Head of the No.10 Policy Unit
David Sinclair, Director, International Longevity Centre - UK
12:20 - 13:50 Lunch & Exhibition
13:50 - 14:40 Care Funding and Housing Wealth
Chair: Jim Boyd, Chief Executive Officer, Equity Release Council
Rt Hon. Damian Green MP
Jacqueline Berry, Director, My Care Consultant
Steve Groves, Chair, Retirement Bridge and Key Group
Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, Local Government Information Unit
14:40 - 15:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition Industry Session Breakout
(14:50-15:20)
The importance of working with vulnerable clients

Martin Lines, Business Development Director, Just Group plc.
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Industry Session Breakout
(14:50-15:20)
Competency Framework
15:30 - 15:50 Chair: David Burrowes, Chair, Equity Release Council
John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury
15:50 - 16:40 Pensions and Housing Wealth
Chair: David Burrowes, Chairman, Equity Release Council
Rt. Hon. Sir Steve Webb, Partner at Lane Clark & Peacock, formerly Minister for Pensions
Simon Thompson, CEO, Key Group
Chris Curry, Director, Pensions Policy Institute (PPI)
16:40 - 17:00 Budget 2020 - What it really means
Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
17:00 - 17:05 Close & Summary
David Burrowes, Chair, Equity Release Council
17:05 - 18:00 Networking Drinks Reception