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UK house prices rise at fastest rate on ...

UK house prices rise at fastest rate on record

2019 general election result provided period of ‘stability’ following Brexit uncertainty UK house prices rose over the last month at the fastest rate on record for the time of the year, as sellers felt more confident about the outlook for the housing market after the general election, according to Rightmove. The average price of properties coming on […]

The Skipton raises £250k for Alzheimer’s

A three-year fundraising campaign by the Skipton Building Society has raised a quarter of a million pounds to support the battle against dementia. Seven PHD dementia research students at the Bradford Doctoral Training Centre have been funded by the Society’s £250,000 donation. The money was raised by a series of events, including two fund-raising balls […]

Next base rate move could be down rather...

Next base rate move could be down rather than up – BoE’s Saunders

The Bank of England’s (BoE) next Base Rate change may be to cut interest rates rather than raise, policymaker Michael Saunders has said. Speaking to local businesses in Barnsley today, Saunders, who is a member of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), said: “If the UK avoids a no-deal Brexit, monetary policy also could go either way and I […]

Does a local Lidl really bring down hous...

Does a local Lidl really bring down house prices?

Houses near a Waitrose are worth 12% more than average – and now three of its supermarkets have been sold to Lidl. But the discounter’s arrival might not be all bad news … Waitrose has sold off three of its supermarkets to Lidl, sparking a wave of middle-class outrage. It’s not just concern about access to venison […]

Leasehold reform is ‘inevitable’

Leasehold reform is ‘inevitable’

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) believes that leasehold reform is higher on the political agenda than it has been in a generation.  The government has already published its proposals to reform the sector, and a recent Labour Party report now sets out the opposition’s plans for a “New Deal for Leaseholders”.  Labour’s report, ‘Ending the […]