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Autumn Budget October 2018

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered a Budget which he declared “shows the British people that their hard work is paying off”. Mr Hammond was under intense pressure to loosen the purse strings. He did announce several new cash injections while suggesting that “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end”.…

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Economic Review – September 2018

Growth picks up but BREXIT fears loom large Retail sales rise strongly Markets Inflation rises to six month high Wage growth picks up over summer months Growth picks up but BREXIT fears loom large Although the UK economy recently recorded its fastest rate of growth in almost a year, Brexit-related uncertainties continue to cast a…

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Property Market Review – September 2018

Timely spike in remortgaging ahead of base-rate rise Just ahead of the Bank of England’s decision to raise the base rate by a further 0.25%, the second quarter of 2018 saw over three quarters of remortgaging applications via intermediaries result in a completion. The ‘Mortgage Market Tracker’ released by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA)…

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Economic Review – May 2018

Bank of England expects economy to bounce back Labour market remains tight Markets Inflation drops to 13-month low Governor issues disorderly Brexit warning Bank of England expects the economy to bounce back Updated Bank of England (BoE) forecasts suggest the UK economy is set to bounce back in the second quarter of 2018, despite continuing…

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Property Market Review January 2018

Commercial property sales forecast to exceed £50bn in 2018 Research conducted by Colliers International, has projected commercial property sales in the UK to exceed £50bn this year and challenge last year’s total of £55bn. Whilst the industrial sector will follow its recent upward path, so too will retailers seeking warehouse space for their burgeoning online…

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Property Market Review November 2017

Record year for London commercial property market This year the commercial property market in central London is set to exceed £20 billion of transactions and may well surpass the record set in 2014 of £21.6 billion, according to the property adviser Savills. Their data reveals that the first nine months of the year saw £14.2…

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Economic Review November 2017

In Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget, the second Budget of 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer promised that his Government would, “invest to secure a bright future for Britain”. Set amid a backdrop of political and economic constraints, and with Brexit negotiations at a critical phase, the Conservatives are under intense pressure. The abolition of…

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Economic Review

Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your individual…

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Economic Review — July 2017

  Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your…

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