14 Mar 2019

Spring Statement 2019

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond stood up in Parliament at 12.43pm on Wednesday, 13 March, to deliver his second Spring Statement at an inauspicious time following the House of Commons’ dramatic rejection of the Government’s Brexit deal the previous evening. He commented that: “Last night’s vote leaves a cloud of uncertainty hanging over our […]

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05 Mar 2019

Economic Review February 2019

MPs SECURE NO-DEAL BREXIT VETO With less than four weeks until Brexit day, parliamentary gridlock means it remains unclear whether the UK will leave the EU as scheduled, or whether the Brexit process will be postponed, or even completed at all. Although the Prime Minister continues to state her commitment to leaving the EU as planned […]

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27 Feb 2019

Residential Property Review February 2019

January sees increase in residential property listings The start of 2019 has seen a strong revival in the number of properties being listed for sale on the market, according to an index compiled by online estate agents, HouseSimple. This index analyses the numbers of new properties listed by estate agents each month, across more than […]

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Property Market Review February 2019

Contradictory data from commercial property survey Respondents to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) ‘UK Commercial Property Market Survey‘ have blamed political uncertainty for the disparate performance of the three major sectors of the commercial property market – industrial, retail and office – as Q4 2018 saw all-sector occupier demand falling for the […]

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04 Feb 2019

Residential Property Review January 2019

Residential market activity declines In their latest ‘UK Residential Market Survey’, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have reported weaker market activity, with both supply and demand retreating into negative territory. Their data suggests this trend will continue into the first quarter of 2019. However, they also believe that a “more stable trend is expected to […]

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Economic Review January 2019

BREXIT CLOCK TICKING DOWN Following another month of political shenanigans, it still remains distinctly unclear whether Theresa May will be in a position to deliver an orderly Brexit on 29 March 2019. Delivering Brexit to schedule certainly looked a tall order after a resounding majority of MPs rejected the Withdrawal Agreement she had negotiated with […]

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25 Jan 2019

Property Market Review January 2019

Workspace, co-working and serviced office demand remains strong In Savills latest ‘Commercial Outlook – Six Trends for 2019,’ they reveal that London was one of the most popular destinations for cross-border commercial property investment between 2016 and 2018. They add that customer experience is the driving factor and landlords who look after their tenants are […]

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10 Jan 2019

Your Wealth Winter 2019

MONEY ADVICE TO PASS ON TO YOUR KIDS IN 2019 We all learn about money from an early age, so it’s interesting to think about what we were taught when we were young. What rules have stood you in good stead and which ones would you pass on to future generations? Here are some thoughts. […]

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Your Money Winter 2019

DOES YOUR MONEY NEED A NEW YEAR WORKOUT? We can all be guilty of letting our finances go, especially over the Christmas season. So now is a good time to take a long look at the state of your wealth and review the plans you have in place for the future. Regard us as your […]

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Your Home Finance Winter 2019

HOW THE BANK OF MUM AND DAD CAN HELP FIRST-TIME BUYERS With property prices out of sync with wages, high rents and living costs rising, it comes as little surprise that first-time buyers are finding it hard to afford the deposit for a home. Unsurprisingly, many find they need to turn to the Bank of […]

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