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Jeremy Pocklington

Director General
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (Confirmed)

Jeremy Pocklington joined MHCLG on 28 August 2018 as Director General, Housing. Prior to this Jeremy was Director General, Energy and Security at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) from December 2016 until August 2018. Prior to this he was Director General of Markets and Infrastructure Group at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Before joining DECC Jeremy was Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury responsible for policies on growth, business and infrastructure and for advising on public spending for BISDfTDECCand DEFRA. From 2009 to 2012 he was Director of the Economic and Domestic secretariat at the Cabinet Office. Prior to that he was the Deputy Director in HM Treasury responsible for corporate finance and public-private partnerships. He joined the Treasury in 1997 and has held a range of posts on financial regulation, tax and fiscal policy as well as working as an assistant private secretary to 2 Chief Secretaries.

  • Updates since the roll out of the Social Housing Green Paper
  • Understanding the housing department’s policy sponsorship relationship with Homes England and the new role of the regulator
  • Ensuring homes are safe and decent through enhanced asset maintenance and repairs
  • Addressing the stigma that residents in social housing face
  • Boosting the supply of social housing and supporting home ownership
  • Removing the HRA borrowing cap