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BUDGET 2008: Darling says investment in UK to increase by 500%

Chancellor Alistair Darling claims that by 2011, investment in the UK will have increased by 500% since Labour came to power.

In today’s Budget speech, he says that by 2011, investment in the UK will have trebled as a share of national income since 1997.

He also claims that by 2011, the UK will have seen the longest sustained period of investment in public services since 1945.


EConveyancer offers £200 Red Letter voucher

EConveyancer is giving away a £200 Red Letter Day voucher to the intermediary who generates the most conveyancing instructions during March.The voucher can be redeemed at any time and for any activity that appeals to the winner. £200 will typically buy an hour’s flight in a light aircraft, a deluxe spa day, a helicopter flight, […]

Trustguard to focus on sales

Trustguard has overhauled its mortgage department to focus on sales. The move has seen its mortgage processing split between two departments. A new business arm will focus on enquiries and placing cases while its underwriting arm will look to ensure that applications complete. Following the rejig, brokers will have access to a dedicated new business […]

Abbey plans to verify all Trigold-listed products

Abbey for Intermediaries has pledged to automatically verify all its products on Trigold’s sourcing system to ensure brokers receive up-to-date and accurate information.The move means all new Abbey deals listed on Trigold’s system will be automatically verified as soon as they are posted.The lender says its action is in response to brokers’ concerns about the […]

BUDGET 2008: Only 16% of UK properties still exempt from SD

Only 16% of UK properties are priced below the Stamp Duty Land Tax threshold of £125,000, says Rightmove.The property website says the continuation of Stamp Duty at current thresholds, means that nearly 50% of the UK’s housing stock on the market comes with a Stamp Duty fee of up to £2,500. Rightmove, which advertises properties […]


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