Dates for your DIARY…

MARCH 3

Nationwide house price index
Nationwide Building Society releases its monthly index. Prices fell 0.1% last month but will they rise this time?

MARCH 10

Monetary Policy Committee meets
The Bank of England’s MPC meets to argue whether to increase interest rates. It’s anybody’s guess which way the vote will go.

MARCH 11

Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Regulated Mortgage Survey
The CML reveals detailed information about the profile of lending, including figures on first-time buyers, remortgaging activity, property valuations and product types.

MARCH 23

Monetary Policy Committee minutes
MPC minutes are released showing which members voted which way. Wait and see whether another member joins the clamour for a vote rise.

UK Budget 2011
Chancellor George Osborne will present the government’s Budget for the tax year 2011/12 to the House of Commons. Will there be more cuts or a plan for growth?