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Boom or Bust: The UK Housing Market

Boom or Bust

According to official figures, the UK property market is booming. Following a slow period during the recession, it’s now estimated that, in London, prices are up around 27% from their 2007 peak. Read More »


The Real Cost of Living in Britain

Rent or Buy

Many Britons wonder whether it is best to rent property or to get a mortgage. Others do not have the luxury of choosing, because they are not in a financial position to buy – the average age for making a house purchase is now 35. But with current low interest rates and fierce competition in the market, new homeowners today are benefiting from much cheaper mortgages – making possible the seemingly impossible. What’s more, those who privately rent in the UK are paying the highest rental rates in the EU. Here we consider the cost of mortgaging a house compared to the cost of privately renting.

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Official Figures show UK productivity Remains Subdued

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Despite an improving economic outlook, productivity in the UK remains subdued, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

 

During the first three months of 2015, output per hour showed growth of 0.3%, but across the wider economy productivity actually fell. Read More »


Thousands left at risk from planned cuts to Welfare

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With the Conservatives having secured an unlikely majority following the general election, the country’s economic plan in the next parliament will be centred on securing the recovery which, in effect, will mean significant cuts in departmental spending.

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Surge in available ten year fixed rate Mortgages

More banks and building societies are offering ten year fixed mortgage products thanks to low inflation and renewed expectations on the future of interest rates. Read More »


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