Hanging tough
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Concluded in late June, Theresa May's deal with the DUP for a 'confidence and supply' arrangement within the House of Commons has attempted to bring a degree of certainty to an otherwise uncertain climate. Following calls for the Prime Minister to resign after a very disappointing General Election result, it seems that Theresa May's position has been bolstered for the time being.
Record breakers
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Mortgage rates hit a record low in April, with the Yorkshire Building Society announcing a rate of 0.89% over a two-year period.
Renewable Perspectives
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Since the decisive Conservative win in the general election, the government has taken a very firm stance on environmental policies, and renewables in particular. In August it launched a consultation paper on feed-in tariffs with proposals to cut them by 87% from 2016. Businesses who have invested in solar farms are likely to be hardest hit by these proposals, as the government plans on removing incentives for large schemes (between 1 and 5 MW).
Election manifestos and property mechanics: the implications for transactional volumes
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With pollsters currently predicting that either the Conservative or the Labour Party will be forced into a minority Government, compromising on their manifesto promises, or into a coalition agreement, we take a closer look at each party's rhetoric on the housing market and how this could affect transaction volumes and mortgage lending.
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