Key diary dates – please make a note of these dates:

12 October – Rent cap consultation ends

17 October – new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to make a statement (11am)

19 October – Office for National statistics (ONS) publishes the September 2022 CPI plus other inflation indices

31 October – Government to publish it’s fiscal plan/budget

Late October – RSH/DLUHC publishes the rent cap – the proposals were 3%/5%/7% but could it even be 0%?

3 November – Bank of England reviews the base rate

10 November – HQN rent cap and stress test event to take place – confirmed presenters include Will Perry from the RSH plus Adrian Jolliffe from 2tix ltd (Treasury Management experts)