House prices continue to increase.....

UK house prices in January were up 6.8% compared with a year earlier, official figures show. This was an acceleration compared with the previous month and was driven by a 13.2% increase in London, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Excluding London and the south...


The Budget at a glance.......

  Taxation Point at which people start paying income tax will be raised to £10,500 Bingo duty will be halved to 10% Threshold for 40p income tax to rise from £41,450 to £41,865 next month and by a further 1% to £42,285 next year Inheritance tax...


OFT to investigate Freeholders......

 The sometimes fraught relationship between leaseholders and their freeholders is going to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The enquiry will look at the way freeholders charge for the management and maintenance of leasehold homes in England and Wales...