'Phones ringing off the hook' at estate agents after stamp duty cut

‘Phones ringing off the hook’ at estate agents after stamp duty cut Record traffic on property websites as buyers and sellers hope to make most of tax break Stamp duty: what is it and what has the chancellor changed? Estate agents have reported “phones ringing off the hook” and record traffic to Read more about 'Phones ringing off the hook' at estate agents after stamp duty cut[…]

Summer statement 2020: IFS airs doubts on 'unprecedented' UK economic stimulus

Summer statement 2020: IFS airs doubts on ‘unprecedented’ UK economic stimulus Thinktank fears deficit will go higher, new job retention plan is wasteful, and questions stamp duty and VAT cuts Britain is in the middle of an unprecedented crisis but some things never change. On the day after a budget or mini Read more about Summer statement 2020: IFS airs doubts on 'unprecedented' UK economic stimulus[…]

UK housing market's post-lockdown bounce 'might run out of steam'

UK housing market’s post-lockdown bounce ‘might run out of steam’ Latest monthly snapshot shows rise in buyers and homes for sale but prices expected to fall The UK housing market is enjoying a short-term, post-lockdown bounce but there are “worrying signs” this may quickly run out of steam, according to surveyors and Read more about UK housing market's post-lockdown bounce 'might run out of steam'[…]

Mass unemployment feared despite Rishi Sunak's 'plan for jobs'

Mass unemployment feared despite Rishi Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ Economics experts, unions and Labour sound warning after summer statement Rishi Sunak has been warned he will need to act far more decisively to prevent mass unemployment this autumn after unveiling a £30bn mini budget designed to tempt nervous consumers out their Covid-19 Read more about Mass unemployment feared despite Rishi Sunak's 'plan for jobs'[…]

'There are too many uncertainties': reactions to the summer statement

‘There are too many uncertainties’: reactions to the summer statement From workers on furlough to house buyers, how Rishi Sunak’s changes are affecting people Summer statement: chancellor’s key points at a glance Analysis: Sunak tries to kickstart UK’s economy Rishi Sunak has announced a range of measures in his summer statement, from Read more about 'There are too many uncertainties': reactions to the summer statement[…]

Stamp duty holiday may revive housing market, say experts

Stamp duty holiday may revive housing market, say experts Summer statement raises hopes for flurry of fresh buyers entering property sector Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The suspension of stamp duty on property sales of up to £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland will revive the housing market, Read more about Stamp duty holiday may revive housing market, say experts[…]

Stamp duty: what is it and what has the chancellor changed?

Stamp duty: what is it and what has the chancellor changed? Rishi Sunak has announced a stamp duty holiday in his summer statement. How will this affect you? The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced there will be no stamp duty to pay on property purchases up to £500,000. Continue reading… Source: Read more about Stamp duty: what is it and what has the chancellor changed?[…]

Summer statement: the UK's Covid-19 economic crisis in five key charts

Summer statement: the UK’s Covid-19 economic crisis in five key charts Ahead of Rishi Sunak’s statement we look at public finances, economic growth, jobs, retail and the housing market Rishi Sunak is preparing to deliver his set-piece tax and spending update on Wednesday against the backdrop of a deep recession and the Read more about Summer statement: the UK's Covid-19 economic crisis in five key charts[…]

How Rishi Sunak could kickstart UK's post-lockdown economy

How Rishi Sunak could kickstart UK’s post-lockdown economy Chancellor expected to announce comprehensive tax and spending package Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Rishi Sunak is preparing to announce a wide-ranging package of tax and spending measures to kickstart Britain’s economic recovery from the coronavirus lockdown. Designed to cushion Read more about How Rishi Sunak could kickstart UK's post-lockdown economy[…]

What can I do with a glut of broad beans? | Kitchen aide

What can I do with a glut of broad beans? | Kitchen aide If your green fingers have been busy during lockdown, you may well now have a sackful more broad beans than you bargained for. Here are some creative, storable, freezable ideas to deal with the glut • Do you have Read more about What can I do with a glut of broad beans? | Kitchen aide[…]