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

George Osborne has delivered his eighth Budget as chancellor. Here are the main points of what he said. Health and education A new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry to be introduced in two years' time, raising £520m which will be spent on primary school sport Levy...


A guide to choosing the right survey...........

You’ve found the home of your dreams but before you get swept away, it’s important to ensure the property is not going to crumble around you. People are often seduced by the way a property looks and feels and then ignore peeling paint, crumbling bricks or gurgling...


UK house price growth remains robust..........

UK house prices continue to rise at a "robust pace", the Halifax has said - a position echoed by the latest figures from a rival lender. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, said property values were up 9.7% in February compared with a year ago, but down slightly...