Spring has arrived, bringing with it sunny mornings, longer days and gardens full of bright daffodils. The big question is – will it also bring the traditional increase in home sales?
If you’ve been whiling away the hours checking out what the stars are up to on Twitter, you may be interested to know that your favourite mortgage magazine has joined the networking site. Yes, Mortgage Strategy is all Twittered up and ready to be followed by those who dare.
The former chief executive of Barratt Developments has warned that England will face a shortage of a million homes in 2010.
A debate that always takes place when times are hard surrounds marketing – do you bin your marketing budget to cut costs, cut it, leave it as it is or even up it, which will keep your name in the public eye and, the argument goes, generate a slingshot effect when the market rebounds?
One of the areas that will be high on the new minister for pensions’ to-do list will be the forthcoming review of automatic enrolment (AE). The outgoing minister had regularly said that AE contribution levels would need to be revisited early in this parliamentary term, and new research by Jelf Employee Benefits reveals employer support for such proposals.