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‘Urban Wellbeing Zones` could deliver a £15bn boost to the UK economy 12 November 2018

Putting a greater emphasis on wellbeing in urban design could yield dividends for everybody, says British Land, improving the nation"s mental health and giving the economy a £15.3bn boost by 2050. A study commissioned by the real estate giant and co-authored by a former Treasury economist argues that design for wellbeing on a large scale "could have significant and positive impacts in several ways, including boosting productivity in the workplace, reducing absenteeism and bringing down the NHS and welfare bills.... Read More

Jo Webster Properties now offer a full lettings service 29 October 2018

I am delighted to announce that Jo Webster Properties can offer a full lettings service to our clients. We currently have 17 properties to let on our books, and with-in a week of setting this up we are in the process of agreeing our first let. To view our complete lettings register please view our web site.... Read More

Residential SDLT (Stamp duty) receipts up 8% annually 15 October 2018

The Treasury raked in a whopping £9,275m in SDLT receipts on 1.1 million resi transactions across the UK in 2017-18, according to the latest annual update from HMRC. While transactions nudged upwards by 1% on the previous year, resi SDLT receipts rose 8%, with the increase put down to a higher proportion of transactions paying the higher rates.... Read More

Easing the Stamp Duty Pain 18 September 2018

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has become increasingly more complicated following the introduction of a 3% surcharge on additional residential properties, as well as a far larger financial liability at the top end of the market (broadly speaking above £937,500).... Read More

London`s housing market `entering uncharted waters` as homeowners stay put, buyer activity slumps and prices fall 29 August 2018

Re mortgaging activity in London surged to a nine-year high in the second quarter of this year, as buyer activity and house prices continued to fall. With homeowners rushing to re mortgage before this month"s interest rate increase, the £4.8billion worth of re mortgaging in the second quarter was 23.... Read More

Which home improvements yield the best (& worst) returns for property values? 20 August 2018

Over a quarter of home improvements are carried out "specifically to add value to a property", according to some research by GoCompare, with redecorating, new kitchens and new floors topping the list of popular jobs. But many of these projects end up costing more than the value they add.... Read More

Bank of England finally raises interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%. But why? 02 August 2018

Bank of England finally raises interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%, their highest level in nearly a decade - but why have rates gone up now? The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent on the 02/08/18, despite continued concerns over the economy and Brexit.... Read More

2018 RIBA Stirling Shortlist 19 July 2018

The six buildings to be shortlisted for the 2018 Riba Stirling prize have been announced. Those nominated for the UK"s best new building include a nursery school and cemetery, as well as student accommodation and an office building. The Royal Institute for British Architects will announce the winner of it"s highest accolade in October.... Read More

A Potted History of the Worlds Largest Sporting Event - England`s Journey 04 July 2018

The World Cup which begun in 1930 has become the world"s largest sporting event. It has been staged every four years since then with the exception of 1942 and 1946, when the Second World War forced its suspension. England did not enter the first three competitions of 1930, 1934 and 1938.... Read More

A Few Famous (and not so famous) Quotes. 15 June 2018

We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill (politician 1874 – 1965 My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.... Read More

The 10 wealthiest house builders in The UK (2018 Sunday Times Rich List) 14 May 2018

The publication of the 2018 Sunday Times Rich List offers an insight into the roller coaster fortunes of the UK"s wealthiest property developers As a taster, the paper has revealed the ten richest house builders in this year"s rundown, with John Bloor of Bloor Homes (and Triumph) topping the table after another mega successful year that saw his eponymous firm churn out another 3,000 homes at an average selling price of £300k.... Read More

Spring Statement 13th March 2018 15 March 2018

The UK economy continues to grow, continues to create jobs and continues to beat expectations The economy has grown for the last five consecutive years, and has exceeded expectations since the 2017 forecast. The OBR (office for budget responsibility) has increased their forecast for growth this year, and manufacturing has had the longest period of expansion in 50 years.... Read More