Industry News.

A hike in stamp duty on April 1, 2016 prompted a surge in buy-to-let investors

First-time buyers have 'window of opportunity'

First-time buyers will be able to take advantage of a boost in the number of homes that are favoured by first-time buyers, new figures show.

16 January 2017

The pound dropped to below 1.20 dollars

Pound slumps to three-month low against dollar after 'hard Brexit' reports

Sterling has slumped to its lowest value since October's "flash crash" amid reports the Prime Minister is heading for a "hard Brexit".

16 January 2017

Baroness Altmann says the new savings product is "masquerading as a pension"

New savings product is 'dangerous distraction' from pensions

A former pensions' minister has branded a new savings product a "dangerous distraction" at its second bill reading in the House of Lords.

13 January 2017

Brexit-related uncertainties will reinforce factors dampening pay, Mark Saunders warns

Political uncertainty could affect UK pay growth, warns key rate setter

A member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England is warning the uncertain economy could hit already stagnant pay growth in Britain.

13 January 2017

The pound has fallen since the Brexit vote

FTSE 100 continues record closing streak

London's top-flight share index is enjoying its longest record closing streak in history as investors take advantage of the pound's devaluation.

12 January 2017

Mark Carney addressed the Treasury Select Committee in London

Brexit 'no longer biggest risk to financial stability'

Leaving the EU is not the most prominent threat to the UK's economic stability, the governor of the Bank of England (BoE) has said.

12 January 2017

The report says money worries affect all income groups

Cash concerns haunt one in four people while at work

A quarter of employees admit worrying about their finances has affected their performance at work, new research shows.

11 January 2017

The Centre for Economics and Business Research says predicts 2017 will be a "difficult year"

Growth to UK economy 'to be slowest since 2009 recession'

Sluggish economic growth in Britain this year will be its slowest since the recession in 2009, new research shows.

11 January 2017

House prices in Solihull increased by £85 per day on average last year

House prices see strong finish to 2016, reaching £222,484

Property price growth has seen an unexpected flourish as the year finished with its highest increase since March, new data shows.

09 January 2017

The TUC General Secretary says wages are worth less today than nine years ago

TUC warns Government over sharp rise in household debts

An increasing number of families are being forced to take out loans to cover the costs of their day-to-day living, new research shows.

09 January 2017