Inflation? Which Inflation

We all know that inflation is rising – largely because sterling has fallen against other currencies, making imports more expensive.  We import quite a lot so it adds a fair bit to the average inflation rate.  But which inflation rate?  There’s RPI – the retail prices index; CPI the – consumer price index and now … Read more

Rate of Rental Growth Doubles

Countrywide’s Monthly Letting Index shows how the run of eight consecutive months of falling rents in London ended abruptly in July.  Rents in London ended the month 2.1% up on last year, as the number of properties available to rent in the capital fell sharply.  Across Great Britain the rate of rental growth doubled from … Read more