Category : UK Economy

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, December 04 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    UK Chancellor George Osborne recently announced in the Autumn Statement that the government is planning to raise tax on buy-to-let properties and second homes. Buy-to-let The Office For National Statistics’ September 2015 House Price Index suggests that average UK house prices rose 6.1% in the year to September 2015; up from 5.5% in the 12 months to August 2015. Meanwhile, new data from Nationwide indicates that the UK’s supply of residential property has fallen to its lowest level since...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, November 16 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures from Halifax have indicated to Simon Morris that the growth rate of average UK house prices increased in the year to October 2015. Rising prices It’s quite clear that the UK housing market has been growing for some time. The Office for National Statistics’ August 2015 House Price Index suggested that average UK house prices expanded 5.2% in the 12 months to August, unchanged from the rate annual of growth to July 2015. Meanwhile statistics from Halifax indicate that average UK...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, October 16 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    In Simon Morris’ opinion, property investors might want to take note of the results of a new survey which showed that UK small businesses want flexible, “co-working” office space. Target market  Property investment is the same as any other industry. There’s one measure that investors must take to earn a significant profit. They must anticipate and cater to the needs of their target consumer. This is why commercial property investors should follow small business property...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, October 12 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have indicated to property expert Simon Morris that house prices in England and Wales rose throughout September 2015. UK prices  It has become clear to experts such as Simon Morris that the UK housing market has been consistently racking up impressive growth volumes throughout 2015. The Office for National Statistics’ July 2015 House Price Index suggested that UK house prices advanced 5.2% in the 12 months to July 2015. When you remove London and the South East from the equation,...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, September 23 rd, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New data has indicated that average UK house price growth took a slight dip in July 2015, leading Simon Morris to discuss whether UK residential property is still a good opportunity for investors. Growing market  A wide array of evidence seems to suggest that the UK’s residential property market has recovered from the economic crash in 2007/2008 that drove it to historic lows. Consistent figures indicate that the market is growing again, and that average UK house prices are expanding...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, August 20 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have indicated to property expert Simon Morris that UK commercial property return growth fell slightly in July 2015, partially due to the performance of the central London market. Central London market  The UK’s capital city of London is one of the most important commercial hubs in the world. This means that commercial property, especially offices, in the central district of the city has become highly lucrative. According to Property Wire, the demand for central London commercial...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, August 10 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    The results of Halifax Property Price Index have shown Simon Morris that UK residential property values fell slightly from June to July 2015. UK residential property market  The fortunes of the UK’s residential property price sector are on the rise. The Halifax House Price Index June 2015 found that UK house prices increased 1.7% from May – June 2015. It further showed that UK house prices expanded 3.3% from the first quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2015, and 9.6% from June 2014...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, August 05 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have shown property specialist Simon Morris that UK house price sentiment slipped in July 2015, however people still believe that house values are rising. UK house prices  The UK’s residential property market has continued to flourish in 2015. The Office for National Statistics’ May 2015 House Price Index shows that the average UK house price rose 5.7% in the year to May 2015, a small rise from its lacklustre growth rate of 5.5% in the 12 months to April 2015. House price...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, July 29 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    The latest figures from Halifax have indicated to property expert Simon Morris that UK residential property prices registered steady growth in the second quarter of 2015. House price growth The Halifax property price index shows that UK house prices increased 3.3% during the second quarter of 2015. This means that the average price for a house in the UK now rests at £200,280. Deeper analysis shows that residential property prices in the UK are 9.6% higher in the three months to June 2015 than...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, July 28 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Simon Morris recently contributed to an FT Adviser article which discusses the government’s plans to tighten the planning performance regime, reduce housebuilding regulation and restrict tax relief for buy-to-let landlords. Fixing the Foundations The government has outlined its plans to raise productivity in a new paper called ‘Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation.’ The document states that Whitehall will implement several changes to the planning process. These...

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