Estate agents in England report surge of interest as tax cut spurs on homebuyers

Estate agents in England report surge of interest as tax cut spurs on homebuyers Fears stamp duty holiday could be swallowed up by competitive house bidding Virtual viewings, no open-house tours, and getting out of the city are the order of the day for would-be homebuyers spurred to action by this week’s Read more about Estate agents in England report surge of interest as tax cut spurs on homebuyers[…]

‘This isn’t really Somerset’: how the rich took over Bruton

‘This isn’t really Somerset’: how the rich took over Bruton George Osborne is the latest to move to a town home to actors, art dealers and internet billionaires “This isn’t really Somerset,” Jock Mendoza-Wilson says as he looks through an estate agents window on the High Street of the small town of Read more about ‘This isn’t really Somerset’: how the rich took over Bruton[…]

'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[…]