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House prices in London have crept up 1.6 per cent in March, according to the latest data from property analyst group Hometrack.

25 April 2018

The group’s UK Cities House Price Index for March 2018 showed that house prices in UK cities were up 5.5 per cent overall, with the country’s northern urban centres driving growth.

Edinburgh led the way with an 8.8 per cent increase in prices, closely followed by Nottingham and Manchester with 8 per cent and 7.4 per cent respectively.

Graham Davidson, managing director of Sequre Property Investment said: “Once again, the northern cities are driving house price growth with healthy year-on-year price increases in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. Investors who chose these key northern cities for buy to let several years ago will...

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Renting property: how does it compare around the world?

23 April 2018

UK millennials face a lifetime of renting, according to a report – here’s how other nations cope

Germany

In the former textile quarter of the southern German city of Augsburg, Matthew Robinson, a 35-year-old school teacher, his wife Karoline and their two toddler daughters live in a three-room flat with a balcony that runs almost the entire length. It looks out over former brick factories-turned-flats, a park and a stream, along which Matthew cycles to work. The monthly rent for the 80 sq metre space is €1,090 (£948), made up of €780 in net “cold” rent, €200 for all the amenities, €60...

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We are shorlisted for the Best Destination Services #Provider of the Year again, but also the Best Technological Innovation – Employee & Family Support Award for RelocateGlobal

18 April 2018

We are once again shortlisted for the following 2018:

Best Technological Innovation – Employee & Family Support

  • Aires
  • Chamness WorldWide
  • Formula Corporate Solutions India
  • Global Adjustments Services
  • Globiana
  • Icon Relocation
  • Intermark Relocation
  • Plus Relocation
  • red24
  • Robinsons Relocation

Destination Services Provider of the Year

To be divided into two categories: UK and Europe Rest of World and Global

  • ARPM Relocation
  • Benivo
  • Chamness WorldWide
  • Clearview Relocation
  • Elite Executive Services
  • Global Adjustments Services Private
  • Going-There Global Destination Services
  • Icon Relocation
  • IKAN Relocation Services India
  • Intermark Relocation
  • Management Mobility Consulting
  • NYC Navigator
  • Palladium Mobility Group
  • Relocation Africa Group
  • Relocation Support Services
  • Santa Fe Relocation

@relocatemag #relocatemag #RelocateAwards Source

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Bosses confidence in UK economy turns positive

16 April 2018

Economic confidence among UK business leaders has risen to its highest level since the government formally triggered the Article 50 process to leave the EU, according to a recent survey.

Increasing confidence in post-Brexit trade

The Institute of Directors (IoD) survey of 700 company directors revealed that post-Brexit trade was not among their main three concerns for the first time since Brexit withdrawal negotiations started a year ago. Now, economic conditions, skills shortages and compliance with government regulations occupy the top spots.

Almost half of respondents were confident about prospects for their own companies and there was a narrow balance of one per...

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Number of buy-to-let investors in the UK hits record high 2.5 million

09 April 2018

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK has hit a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year showing the continued popularity of the sector – up 5 per cent in a year, shows research by ludlowthompson, London’s estate agent.

The number of landlords has increased 27 per cent in the past five years, up from 1.97 million in 2011-12. Landlords now own an average of 1.8 buy-to-let properties each – rising for the fifth consecutive year.

ludlowthompson explains that investors and landlords continue to see residential property, especially in London, as a strong investment. Long-term landlords with ludlowthompson...

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British motor industry gets £100 million boost from France

06 April 2018

The UK motor industry’s fears over its post-Brexit future have diminished in the wake of an announcement by Vauxhall’s French parent company PSA that it is to make an investment of at least £100 million in its Luton plant.

The decision, which secures 1,400 jobs at the plant until at least 2030, will see the next generation of Vivaro vans built in Luton, boosting the factory’s output from about 70,000 vehicles a year to 100,000.

PSA said it had decided to go ahead with the investment, which includes £9 million of pump-priming cash from the government, “despite Brexit uncertainties”.

Business Secretary Greg Clark...

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Where to live in London?

05 April 2018

In reality, London is a collection of neighbourhoods and villages stitched together by buses, trains, trams, and of course, the Underground.

N postcodes include a wide variety of nice areas and only a few not-so-nice ones. Most areas have a somewhat suburban feel. Great for families, not so great for nightlife.

Money no object: Highgate. Money to spare: Crouch End. On a budget: Finsbury Park. Be careful about: South Tottenham, Seven Sisters, and Edmonton.

E postcodes generally contain areas that were not very desirable until recently. This is a good thing as it means prices tend be lower than elsewhere. However, it also means there are...

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29 tips for when you first move to London

04 April 2018

Here are their top tips for city living.

  1. When you get tired of London, its crowds and its noise, talk a walk across Waterloo Bridge – preferably in the winter when the Southbank is sparkly with fairy lights – and remind yourself what keeps you here. Victoria Briggs

  2. Find a park that’s close to you, and go and familiarise yourself with it. Especially if you work in central London and will be forgetting what grass looks like sometime soon! Laura Evans

  3. Take the number 38 across London, from Clapton Pond to Victoria, and soak it all up. Melanie Miller

  4. Visit all the...

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London's small firms lead rest of UK for revenue increases since Brexit vote

03 April 2018

More than half of London’s small businesses have seen their revenues increase since the Brexit vote, beating the rest of the UK in spite of jitters over investment and fundraising, according to a survey to be published today.

Some 58 per cent of the capital’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have grown revenues since the EU referendum in June 2016, according to a survey of more than 1,000 UK firms by serviced office firm Citibase.

The figures show a marked improvement from a year ago, when the same survey found only 21 per cent of smaller firms reporting a revenue rise.

The figures...

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