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Inflation could rise but there’s new optimism for the economy

Inflation could rise but there’s new optimism for the economy

The fuel price increase has been scrapped in the Autumn Budget while help is at hand for businesses, but the Chancellor warns that inflation could rise. Here’s our quick summary of the key points of the Autumn Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has declared a ‘new wave of...

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Property prices jump according to Rightmove

Property prices jump according to Rightmove

The property website has reported a jump in prices this month across all buying sectors and London is starting to see a market revival. Property prices have jumped by 1.8 per cent this month, according to Rightmove – the highest percentage monthly rise at this time of...

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Are interest rates going up?

Are interest rates going up?

Will interest rates rise soon and what will this mean for anyone not on a fixed-rate mortgage deal? We look at the recent media reports and offer our own perspective… The media has recently reported that interest rates are predicted to rise in December in order to...

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House prices rise in September

House prices rise in September

The property market remains busy, with prices going up again in September according to Halifax. Wales and Scotland have seen the biggest growth. House prices rose by 1.7 per cent in September according to Halifax’s House Price Index, released today. The average UK...

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The stamp duty holiday has ended

The stamp duty holiday has ended

The stamp duty holiday ended on 30 September meaning that stamp duty tax relief is reduced from £250,000 to £125,000. Here’s a guide to what you’ll have to pay. The second phase of the stamp duty holiday ended on 30 September. Stamp duty land tax relief has now...

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Is a home in London still desirable?

Is a home in London still desirable?

More people are leaving London and prices in the capital are rising slower than elsewhere in the UK. Does London life still have something to offer? Christina Neal weighs up the pros and cons of living in the big smoke. London has seen the slowest rise in property...

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Rightmove reveals Brits’ dream home

Rightmove reveals Brits’ dream home

The property website asked prospective buyers what their ideal home would be and found that space, convenience, and a coastal location all came up trumps. We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘dream home’, but what does it mean to you? For some, it could simply mean the...

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House prices hit a record high

House prices hit a record high

New figures released by Halifax on 7 September show that prices are rising, and consumer confidence is returning after what we hope was the worst of the pandemic. House prices hit a record high in August according to Halifax, with the average house prices now standing...

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People are moving house for many reasons

People are moving house for many reasons

You might think the stamp duty holiday was largely to blame for the property market boom but not so, according to The Resolution Foundation. Many people have different property needs now. The house price boom in the last year wasn’t caused mainly by the stamp duty...

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The cheapest and most expensive areas of the UK revealed

The cheapest and most expensive areas of the UK revealed

The housing market has boomed in the last year, but some areas have grown in value far more than others. Londonderry tops the list as the most affordable. Here’s the lowdown on the cheapest and most expensive areas in the UK. Halifax has released a list of the most...

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