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North Herts house prices up by 1.2 per cent in April

24 June 2019

House prices in North Hertfordshire increased by 1.2 per cent in April, despite witnessing a 5 per cent fall over the last 12 months.

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the average property in the area sold for £335,171 - significantly higher than the UK average of £228,903.

Across the East of England, property prices have risen by 0.6 per cent in the last year, to £289,436. The region underperformed compared to the UK as a whole, which saw the average property value increase by 1.4 per cent.

The data comes from the House Price Index, which the...

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Our CEO, Simon Johnston is President of TIRA

22 June 2019

We are so proud of our CEO, Simon Johnston for being chosen as TIRA - The International Relocation Associates President. Simon has been in the Relocation Industry for over 30 years.

Simon is GMS & MIM qualified and is the current Chair of the Association of Relocation Professionals in the UK

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Record numbers of EU27 nationals apply for UK citizenship

13 June 2019

The first quarter saw a record 18,011 applications – an average of 200 a day, which represented a 52 per cent increase on the corresponding period last year – apparently because EU nationals were seeking more post-Brexit security than that offered by the government’s ‘settled status’ scheme.

Research published last week by the University of Birmingham’s Eurochildren project found that the share of applications for naturalisation by EU27 residents in the UK had increased from five per cent in 2007 to 26 per cent in 2017.

EU nationals want British citizenship to secure the position of their families

“More than 80,000 EU residents...

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Employment in 2030 - what future skills will be needed

07 June 2019

The pace of economic change all but guarantees that a single degree or qualification earned in your teens or twenties will no longer be sufficient for your whole working life. Students graduating from high school today will have many, many jobs in their professional lives; some predictions place this number as high as 15. More troubling, we have no idea what many of those jobs will be: imagine trying to explain to someone 20 years ago the skills necessary to be an SEO specialist or to be the system administrator for a crypto-currency exchange.

So what does structural change, including but...

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