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Mansion sales booming

01 May 2014, by in Economics

Sales of houses worth more than a million pounds increased by 61% last year, compared with a 46% increase in the volume of all sales, according to the latest report by the official Land Registry for England and Wales. A total of 1,011 million pound properties were sold in the year to March 2014, of which 70%…

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Too many landlords are abusing their power

01 May 2014, by in Economics

The Labour Party has today announced that they would tighten the regulation of private sector letting. This is clearly needed, because the balance of power has shifted to far towards landlords and too many of them are abusing it.  Nearly all private lettings are now Assured Short-hold Tenancies, which operate on a monthly basis and allow…

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Over four million British jobs depend on Europe

31 Mar 2014, by in Economics

New research from CEBR, published today by British Influence and part-funded by the TUC, shows that the number of jobs in Britain dependent on trade with the rest of the European Union is nearly 4.2 million – that’s more than one job in seven – including 1.7 million in manufacturing. Regionally, the Midlands and Yorkshire are…

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Fair pay: an alternative to debt-fuelled growth

25 Mar 2014, by in Economics

Moments of crisis are moments of choice. This time, this crisis, should be no different. Indeed, if the recent financial crisis has shown one thing, it is that the old model, in which deregulation of labour markets and deregulation of financial markets go hand in hand, has reached its limits. Consider this: the key problem…

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