Gathering interest

It’s been more than a decade since there was an increase in interest rates in the UK.  Back in July 2007 the Bank of England base rate increased from 5.5% to 5.75% – a number that is hard to take in now we have had rates at 0.5% or below for eight and a half … Read more

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

Snakes and ladders; our housing journey

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First time buyers are front of the pack in the Government’s drive for home ownership, with much recent housing policy aimed at supporting their first purchase.

But once they become home owners their journey doesn’t end, even if the state support does. This week we will be looking at the journey home owners face moving on for a second, third, fourth and eventually last time and what their onward mobility means for the rest of the housing market.

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