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Monday 14 January 2019

Cass Business School, in partnership with the University of Oxford and Bocconi University, have launched Strategy Insight Lab, a three-month business support programme for UK based microbusinesses and start-ups.

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Fresh impetus for Propertymark charity, Arbon Trust

Monday 14 January 2019

In the Autumn of 2018, Chris Brown FNAEA pp NAEA (Honoured) retired from the Arbon Trust after leading the charity through significant change over the past few years.

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NAEA Propertymark joins new taskforce to tackle economic crime

Monday 14 January 2019

The Home Secretary and Chancellor have today jointly chaired a new Government taskforce which will work with senior figures from the UK financial sector to tackle economic crime.

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Our joint response to Scottish Government proposal to increase tax for additional property

Monday 14 January 2019

ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark have issued a joint response in response to the Scottish Government's proposals to increase the Additional Dwelling Supplement.

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Are you taking the right Winter weather precautions?

Friday 11 January 2019

With the threat of inclement weather imminent, we wanted to take the opportunity to focus on the practical steps that can help you and your clients reduce the risk of damage to property. Damage caused by the escape of water from frozen pipes and other equipment can be extremely costly in repairs and disruption.

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Fife market buoyant following regeneration

Wednesday 09 January 2019

Property sales in Fife boomed in 2018 due to its proximity to Scotland’s two principal property hotspots, Edinburgh and St Andrews, and the rejuvenation of Dundee, according to Propertymark Protected independent property consultancy, Galbraith.

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Right to Buy figures plunge

Tuesday 08 January 2019

Official figures from MHCLG show that Right to Buy sales between July - September 2018-19 decreased by 22 per cent compared to those sold over the same period in 2017-18.

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Nationwide research shows pace of growth slowing, but Northern Ireland bucks the trend

Friday 04 January 2019

Nationwide's latest House Price Index shows that annual house price growth has slowed to an average of just 0.5 per cent across the UK. However, there have been some pockets of the UK which have bucked the trend, such as Northern Ireland, where house prices increased by an average of 5.8 per cent.

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Suspicious Activity Reports 2018 - how many did agents submit?

Thursday 03 January 2019

The National Crime Agency has released it's annual report, which offers a insight into the number and type of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) submitted between the period April 2017-March 2018.

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Communities Secretary announces recovery hubs for the homeless

Tuesday 18 December 2018

James Brokenshire MP, has announced £5 million in funding to support a network for rough sleeping hubs - aimed at ensuring those on the streets have access to professional help and guidance to start their recovery.

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Workplace wellbeing – is it working?

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Employee wellbeing is being compromised by a lack of understanding of how to implement effective programmes, the latest research from the British Safety Council has revealed.

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How to advertise Help to Buy properties

Friday 14 December 2018

In a recent article, Property Ombudsman Katrine Sporle, explained how the cost of Help to Buy properties should be advertised to consumers, following two separate incidents where Rightmove asked agents to amend their listings.

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Scotland's Budget commits millions towards affordable homes target

Thursday 13 December 2018

Speaking yesterday, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP, presented his 2019-20 Budget to the Scottish Parliament, setting out his proposed spending plans for the forthcoming year.

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Propertymark's predictions for 2019

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Last week, we took a look back at 2018 and analysed how the market has changed over the last 12 months, but today we're peeking into our crystal ball, to see what's to come in 2019.

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Is Help to Buy distorting the market?

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Last month, Government figures reported that more than 400,000 people have now been able to purchase their first home by using one or more Help to Buy scheme.

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Northern Ireland's House Price Index continues to rise

Monday 10 December 2018

Northern Ireland's latest quarterly figures, released by Land and Property Services, evidence the continuing growth in the sales market in Northern Ireland as a whole.

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James Brokenshire unveils action plan to combat rough sleeping

Monday 10 December 2018

Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire MP, has unveiled the Government’s next steps to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough sleeping for good by 2027.

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Labour launch fuel poverty campaign in Scotland

Friday 07 December 2018

Scottish Labour are demanding real change for the many and not just the few, by launching a Christmas campaign highlighting the issue of fuel poverty.

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Is your client money really protected?

Thursday 06 December 2018

If money is taken out of your client account without your knowledge, is that a crime? I’m sure as a member of Propertymark and subscriber to their CMP scheme your answer is going to be “Yes, of course it is!”.

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Propertymark 2018 property market analysis

Monday 03 December 2018

As we near the end of 2018, we have taken a look back at our sales and lettings data, to reveal trends from the past year.

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Help to Buy breakdown

Friday 30 November 2018

More than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy schemes, new figures show.

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Agents beware: Rightmove login scam

Monday 26 November 2018

Agents are being warned to stay alert after a number of Rightmove users reported being sent links to a fake Rightmove Plus login page.

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Will the Making Tax Digital deadline change for small businesses?

Thursday 22 November 2018

In a report out this week, HMRC's Making Tax Digital programme has been slated, with criticism levied at the Government that the new regime, whilst well intentioned, simply hasn't been fully considered and that the timescales for implementation were too optimistic.

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New homeowners benefit from stamp duty tax relief

Wednesday 21 November 2018

More than 180,500 first-time buyers have benefited from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief on their new homes, statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today reveal.

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Properties taking longer to sell than a year ago

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Properties are now taking six days longer to sell than this time last year, according to new research.

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GDPR: the threat is real

Monday 19 November 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) might seem like old news, but don't become complacent as the threat of an attack is still very real.

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Significant increase in renters looking to buy

Friday 16 November 2018

The proportion of British adults who say they want to make the move from renting to buying has doubled during the course of 2018, from 24 per cent to 58 per cent.

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Homes for the many

Friday 16 November 2018

Newly published figures show that over 222,000 new homes were delivered in 2017 to 2018, marking a two per cent increase from the previous year.

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Could the 100% mortgage be about to make a comeback?

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Key industry body, the Building Societies Association (BSA), has advocated for lenders to consider bringing back 100 per cent mortgages, as a way to combat falling home ownership among young people.

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What is driving sales in Scotland?

Friday 09 November 2018

Evidence from Galbraith suggests that there is a growing reluctance for buyers to take on renovation projects, but that people are moving to certain areas of Scotland for a lifestyle change and properties that come with land, even if it's a large garden are now appealing more to buyers.

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