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28 Nov

Last-minute surge in help-to-buy Isa applications reported by banks

First-time buyers urged to claim up to £3,000 of ‘free’ money before deadlineBanks and building societies are reporting a last-minute surge in applications for a government savings scheme offering people up to £3,000 of “free” money.The help-to-buy Isa, which helps people save...

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28 Nov

UK house price growth picks up speed despite economic uncertainty

Properties are becoming more affordable but economic uncertainty is still putting buyers off, say expertsHouse price growth in the UK has picked up despite continued economic and political uncertainty, but remains far below the levels seen before the EU referendum.The average price...

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28 Nov

How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? November verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has had on growth, prosperity and tradeAre economic doldrums likely to continue? Experts debate the dataBrexit uncertainty makes impact on October pay growth Continue reading… Continue Reading

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28 Nov

Pound hits six-month high against euro, but trade worries weigh on stocks – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economics and financial newsLatest: Pound rallies after YouGov pollHouse prices up 0.5% in NovemberFastest monthly inflation since July 2018Annual house price inflation at 0.8% 1.55pm GMT Time for a quick recap. 1.50pm GMT German inflation has picked...

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27 Nov

Planning regulations that are a disgrace | Letter

Councils have their hands tied and cannot prevent people being cramped into rooms below government standards, says Joseph EjioforYour article (The billionaire and the 219 tiny flats: a new low for rabbit hutch Britain?, Money, 23 November) highlighted the injustice of permitted...

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27 Nov

Revolutionary and eminently doable: our critic on Labour's housing policy

Jeremy Corbyn’s proposals treat housing as a means of providing shelter and building community – rather than as a way to extract rent and accumulate capital, which the Tories seem to favour‘A million new homes over the next five years!” The Conservative...

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27 Nov

The World’s Thinnest Buildings | The B1M

Breathe in... these are the world's thinnest buildings! We teamed-up with Trading 212 to give The B1M's viewers a free share worth up to £100 - https://bit.ly/32V3NUy. No commission, No fees and no limits. Simply follow the steps below to…

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27 Nov

Geffrye to reopen as Museum of the Home after £18m overhaul

East London institution will open in the summer with more exhibition space The Geffrye museum will rename itself as the Museum of the Home when it reopens after an £18m redevelopment, which will double its public space.The popular museum of historic interiors,...

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