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House sellers increase asking prices by 3.1%

New house sellers in February raised asking prices by 3.1% to an average of £230,030, Rightmove’s house price index shows.


Boost in mortgage funds proves mutual sector still keen to lend

Leeds, Skipton and Yorkshire building societies boosted their mortgage lending in 2010, proving that the mutual sector still has an appetite for lending. Leeds reported pre-tax profits of £42.2m last week and revealed plans to increase its mortgage lending by 25% in 2011 to £1.25bn. The society increased new lending from £922m to £984m in […]

Employees care about their health

It’s important employers remember this like an alarm going off in their head. Employees care about their health. And they’re calling on employers to provide them with health benefits. In a survey we conducted, we asked 1,005 UK SME employees to choose the top three employee benefits they would value most:  48% of employees voted […]


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