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Will The Cost of Living Crisis Hit Buoyant Housing Market?

Last month, house price growth hit its highest level in nearly two decades, with figures from Nationwide showing an annual increase of 14.3 per cent in March, up from 12.6 per cent in February. On the face of it, this appears to be great news for everyone in the housing sector, from estate agents to […]

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Chancellor announces extra support as cost of living crisis bites

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out new measures to help households cope with the rising cost of living. This includes a £400 discount on energy bills for all households and one-off payments for the lowest-income families, which will be funded by a temporary windfall tax on oil and gas giants. Mr Sunak […]

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Is Inflation Heading Past the 10% Mark?

As inflation soars to a 40-year high, many analysts, households and businesses are asking just how much higher could it go? The rate of Inflation jumped from seven per cent in March to nine per cent in the 12 months to April, and according to the Bank of England, it’s likely to keep going up […]

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June 2022 Market Commentary

Introduction The war in Ukraine, worries about food supplies, worries about the global economy… May was another month where all the themes we have become used to were to the fore. Despite this, it was a reasonable month for the stock markets we report on in the Bulletin. China led the way with a gain […]

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