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    1. October 17, 2014

      Travis Perkins builds on sales despite mild autumn

      Travis Perkins, Britain’s biggest builder’s merchant, said the mild autumn combined with disruption caused by store...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Mortgage rules cooling housing market, say brokers

      Tighter mortgage lending criteria have taken some of the heat out of the housing market, brokers said, as data this week...

    1. September 12, 2014

      Home lending rises but enquiries slow

      Gross mortgage lending rose by 10 per cent in July, driven by increased activity among first-time buyers and home movers....

    2. August 8, 2014

      Converting offices to homes threatens London enterprises

      Premier House, an unassuming office block that looms over the main shopping street outside Edgware underground station in...

    3. July 29, 2014

      Businesses lose out as housing boom forces conversion of offices into homes

      Britain’s strong housing market threatens to choke its economic recovery as developers convert an increasing number of...

    4. July 10, 2014

      London property market ‘losing momentum’, says Rics

      The familiar picture of a soaring London property market set against stagnant activity in the rest of the country is showing...

    5. June 12, 2014

      Cable urges action to cool housing market

      Vince Cable on Thursday urged the Bank of England to intervene to stop the housing boom from “getting out of control”. The...

    6. May 1, 2014

      Ed Miliband backs cap on rent rises in fresh interventionist vow

      Ed Miliband dismissed Tory claims that he was the “heir to Hugo Chávez” as he launched Labour’s local and EU election...

    7. April 27, 2014

      UK construction vacancies fastest increasing of any sector

      Vacancies in the construction industry are rising sharply, pointing to a buoyant year for the sector, though a shortage of...

    8. February 28, 2014

      Farmland prices rise sharply as investor demand grows

      British farmland prices have jumped by almost 15 per cent in the past year as increasing investor interest and strong...

    9. February 21, 2014

      Rising prices cut both ways for movers

      Rising property prices and lower-rate mortgages are improving prospects for homeowners looking to move up the property...

    10. December 8, 2013

      World diary: December 9 - December 15

      • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Expectations rise of US taper buying decision • See a full guide to the week’s...

    11. November 10, 2013

      Retail property market shows new signs of life

      Supermarkets and out of town shopping centres are leading the nascent upturn in British retail property values, which have...

    12. October 21, 2013

      FPC member rejects role for BoE in restraining house price rises

      A Bank of England policymaker has expressed his “astonishment” at suggestions that it should try to impose a cap on...

    13. October 8, 2013

      US stand-off overshadows Europe’s markets

      Retail and home sales are still rising in the UK, but the prospects for the US economy if a Washington budget impasse is not...

    14. September 12, 2013

      Surveyors urge Bank of England to damp house market

      Estate agents and surveyors have become so concerned about the dangers of another unsustainable housing boom that their...

    15. September 11, 2013

      Estate agents lead way in UK jobs growth

      Britain’s ranks of estate agents have surged to a record level, fuelling concerns that the economic recovery is being...

    16. September 10, 2013

      La Française snaps up Forum stake

      The French asset manager running Europe’s only institutional vineyard fund has taken steps to strengthen its international...

    17. August 23, 2013

      Farmland values triple in ten years

      Farmland values have more than trebled over the past ten years to a record high, according to new figures. The Royal...

    18. June 24, 2013

      Rics hits at ‘short-term’ focus on housing

      A focus on short-term fixes by successive governments over the past 50 years has exacerbated the failure of the UK housing...

    19. June 12, 2013

      Northern Ireland’s recovery lags behind rest of UK

      Northern Ireland’s economic problems are visible on the main streets of towns and villages where one in five shops is...

    20. May 24, 2013

      Landlords and tenants ‘need better protection’

      Landlords and tenants are urged to check that money they give a letting agent is protected, as new rules proposed by the...

    21. May 10, 2013

      UK landlords ‘face more red tape’ after Queen’s Speech

      Buy-to-let property investors face the prospect of more red tape after the government revealed plans to make landlords...

    22. May 2, 2013

      Cost of buying a house rising much faster than wages and rents

      The initial cost of buying a house is rising at a much faster rate than average wages or rents, pushing home ownership...

    23. March 12, 2013

      Home sales point to market ‘picking up’

      More homes are being sold and constraints on housebuilding are starting to ease, say two reports that signal a tentative...

    24. January 2, 2013

      Optimism grows for mortgage market

      Market analysts will be scrutinising a key report on lending on Thursday as optimism grows that measures to break the logjam...

    25. October 29, 2012

      High street taskforce attacks delay

      The chairman of a new taskforce designed to tackle the blight of run-down high streets has criticised the communities...

    26. October 9, 2012

      Upbeat prospects for retail and housing

      High street sales bounced in September and a more upbeat message emerged in the housing market, according to two closely...

    27. September 11, 2012

      House prices slow decline in August

      House prices continued their slide in August, but at a slightly slower pace, according to a monthly survey of housing...

    28. August 14, 2012

      House prices hit new low, study finds

      UK house prices have dipped to their lowest levels for a year, according to the latest monthly survey of housing...

    29. June 15, 2012

      UK construction output weakens

      UK construction output fell sharply in April, leading some economists to express concerns that the nation’s economy may show...

    30. May 17, 2012

      UK housing starts fall sharply

      The sluggish state of the housing market was underlined by figures on Thursday showing a substantial decline in new houses...

    31. May 10, 2012

      Barratt homes enjoys sales boost

      Barratt Developments, the UK’s largest homebuilder by volume, has had its best spring selling season in five years as...

    32. May 8, 2012

      Eurozone concerns boost dollar and yen

      The dollar rose against other leading currencies as risk aversion remainedfollowing elections in Greece and France at the...

    33. April 11, 2012

      Early sunshine tempts out shoppers

      March’s unusually warm weather persuaded Britons to buy clothes, shoes and outdoor furniture, according to retail sector...

    34. March 30, 2012

      Treasury risks shortfall in stamp duty

      The Treasury could end up with a shortfall of billions of pounds in stamp duty over the next five years as a result of...

    35. March 13, 2012

      Housing market show signs of stability

      A firmer tone is emerging in Britain’s housing markets, with prices nationwide falling more slowly and the number of...

    36. February 14, 2012

      Tax holiday drives house sales

      The looming expiry of a stamp duty exemption for first-time buyers has led to an increase in house sales, according to a...

    37. January 10, 2012

      ‘Dazzling’ festive results hide malaise

      Retailers enjoyed a “dazzling” week of sales in the run-up to Christmas as heavy discounts persuaded shoppers to part with...

    38. December 13, 2011

      Housing market shows glimmer of uplift

      The housing market appears to have thawed slightly in spite of the economic gloom that has settled on the country, according...

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