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RICS survey indicates slower momentum in UK housing market

The boom in UK house prices has begun to slow down according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which released its UK Residential Market Survey for August 2014 on Thursday. Buyer demand fell for the second consecutive month […]

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UK shopping centres fill empty retail spaces faster than traditional high streets

Vacant retail premises are being filled faster in UK shopping centres, compared to empty shops in town centres, according to the latest retail property research published on Tuesday

London property

CBI launches business manifesto to boost housing market and drive economic growth

A manifesto that includes proposals to get Britain building was released on Monday by UK business lobbying organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which revealed that housing

Engineers and workers

Latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey reveals shortage of business skills

UK business organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey on Friday, in which 45% of the capital's businesses reported that there

telecommunications

Ofcom to help small businesses to get the best out of communications services

UK communications regulator Ofcom announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a programme of work intended to help small businesses maximise the benefits of Britain's communications services. Ofcom

UK economy has become dominated by debt driven household and government spending

Cost of living eases for UK families as shop prices deflate for 16th consecutive month

UK retail industry trade association the British Retail Consortium (BRC) published its BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI) on Wednesday, which revealed that overall shop prices in the UK

Construction in London

Confidence in UK construction sector grows

A report published on Tuesday by British full service law firm Irwin Mitchell reveals that nearly 70% of UK construction firms have grown more optimistic about future prospects

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FirstGroup drives support for Macmillan Cancer Support with donation of advertising space worth £145,000

UK bus operator FirstGroup announced on Friday that it is helping to raise awareness for cancer support charity Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning campaign, with a donation of

Bank of England

Participants in Lending Scheme Extension make draw downs of £3.2bn in Q2

Draw downs of GBP3.2bn were made by nine of the 36 groups participating in the Bank of England and HM Treasury Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) Extension during

mortgage

Greater London sees 27% growth in loans to first-time buyers

First-time buyers in Greater London borrowed GBP3bn in the second quarter 2014, an increase of 27% on the same period a year ago and up 10% on the

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