55% of people who have bought a property using the Government backed Help to Buy scheme have moved from the private rented sector, according to findings in Countrywide plc’s latest Quarterly Market Review.
The British electorate considerably underestimate how much the lowest earners in the country pay in tax and are under a false impression that the country’s richest shoulder the largest burden on their income from tax, according to compelling and insightful new data compiled by a leading think tank who has called for an overhaul of the current tax system.
The recent burgeoning surge in property prices appears to have decelerated across the UK this month according to Rightmove’s newly published House Price Index (HPI). Adding further fuel to the fiery debate surrounding house prices, Rightmove suggest that prices have reached an ‘affordability cap’ across the country, especially in London.
With one of the most famous Tennis tournaments keeping us glued to the TV, lets look at some of the properties up for sale in the famous area of Wimbledon, could any of these be the ‘love’ of your life?
Every year horse racing fanatics, fashionistas and royalty flock to the delightful town of Ascot to attend one of the most exhilarating British sporting and social events of the summer – Royal Ascot.
There has been much speculation around the subject of interest rate rises for some time now. Thankfully, since the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in his Mansion House speech, that the Bank of England will be given new powers to intervene in the mortgage market, we have a clearer view. Its not a matter of how high interest rates are set to rise, but in fact how quickly they are set to rise that is causing some concern.
A buoyant property market is great if you’ve got a property to sell, but it’s really tough for house hunters. We provided some statistics on the housing market for Foresters Friendly Society, who have produced a guide for house hunters. The resulting guide is really useful for anyone trying to buy a home in the current market.
Today’s Independent newspaper reports that millions of people are living in homes that are too small for them. The poorest households are said to be worst hit with resulting health problems for inhabitants including asthma, depression and insomnia.
The UK unemployment rate continued its staggering downward trajectory in the three months to April this year, with the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics indicating that the nationwide rate has fallen to just 6.6%.