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Boat tenure change proposed

The government is consulting on security of tenure for up to 15,000 residential boats on the canals.

It is proposed to establish similar protection as for owners of park homes in the Housing Act 2004.

Housing minister Baroness Andrews says says: “Residential boats help to promote diversity and choice in housing.”


HIP choice is to be an estate agent

The mortgage broking community is reeling from the shock news that research conducted by UCB Home Loans indicates people in the 16-21 age bracket are not particularly keen on becoming mortgage brokers. And there is even worse news for brokers as the research – undertaken in October among more than 1,000 young people – reveals […]

B&B urge consumers to choose competitive remortgage deals this Christmas

Consumers are expected to spend 615 this Christmas, leading Bradford & Bingley to urge home owners to offset the cost by remortgaging onto a competitive deal.B&B says home owners currently languishing on their lenders standard variable rate could save around 150 a month 1,800 a year by moving onto a market-leading deal (based on a […]

Private housing orders rise by 10%, reveals DTI

Research from the Department of Trade and Industry has shown that private housing orders in the year to October rose by 10% compared to those in the previous year. Orders in the three months to October fell by 6% compared with the previous period, but rose by 7% when compared with the same period a […]

Pre-Budget 2005: Top three banks and societies back shared equity scheme

The UK’s three biggest building societies and banks have backed the government’s shared equity schemes.Gordon Brown has also revealed that the top four UK building firms are involved involved and the Government is in discussions with a number of investment companies to provide backing for the scheme. It is also looking at a possible role […]

Iain Chadwick

The Budget 2015: a brief overview

Following George Osborne’s delivery of his sixth Budget as chancellor and the last of this current parliament, we have provided a brief overview of the initiatives put forward in his statement, focusing on the topics that have an impact upon the pensions landscape, savings, personal taxation and businesses.


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