Sunday, April 14

Day: May 1, 2019

How first time buyers could benefit from weak house price growth
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How first time buyers could benefit from weak house price growth

    The number of first-time buyers in the property market is approaching levels seen before the financial crisis even as house prices stall. New homeowners are capitalising in a buyer's market, with April marking the fifth consecutive month that annual property inflation across the UK was less than 1 per cent, Nationwide's latest House Price Index revealed today. Since this time last year average property prices across the UK have increased by just £1,920, or 0.9 per cent, to £214,920. Jonathan Hopper, managing director of Garrington Property Finders, said: 'At a national level, house prices have made stagnation into an art form.' House prices rose 0.4 per cent in April, Nationwide said, although this figure is seasonally-adjusted, without which the £1,818 monthly ga...
May told tear up your red lines
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May told tear up your red lines

    Theresa May has no option but to tear up her red lines on a customs union if she wants to pass her Brexit deal, one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies said today. Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey spoke out as both Cabinet and Labour sources confirmed cross-party talks have moved significantly in recent days, pointing to a potential deal within a fortnight. Both sides agree there has been a change of tone this week, and that any deal is likely to be built around the principle that any future Tory or Labour government with a clear Commons majority would be free to negotiate changes. Ms Long-Bailey made clear, however, that Mrs May will have to make a decisive shift towards Labour’s policy for a customs union. “I think, pragmatically, that they potentially...
Meghan and Harry support mental health charities on Instagram
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Meghan and Harry support mental health charities on Instagram

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a new and unique approach as to how they will be supporting the causes they care about on Instagram. In a post shared on Sussex Royal yesterday, the couple explained that they will solely be following organisations that they wish to draw attention under an umbrella issue, which will change every month. Each month we will honour this concept and change the accounts we solely follow based on a different theme or cause. In the post, they announced that they would be kicking off by drawing attention to a number of organisations that promote mental health and wellbeing. The couple who have both been very active in supporting these issues for years shared a collage of a number of images from charities that they wish to support....