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Keep calm and carry on investing in Prime Central London

By Edward Towers It’s not news that we’re in an unprecedented economic time. Almost every industry is experiencing historic levels of uncertainty and undergoing rapid-fire changes to how they do business.  As an MRICS Chartered Surveyor and residential buying agent in Prime Central London, I have spent over fifteen years advising clients through all sorts […]

Buying and selling properties at the click of a house

Craig Campbell, Product Director at tmgroup, explains why an increasing number of conveyancers and solicitors are embracing a digital revolution that will significantly streamline the house buying and selling process in England and Wales. 22 years after the introduction of the UK’s first online banking service, consumers now expect to be able to access to […]

The Gospel Truth

It is interesting that the “New” Tories — under the direction of puppet master Mr Cummings — are gently distancing themselves from the “Old” Conservatives’ “small ticket” project (i.e. less than £200million), which have failed to complete or even start. For example, the abortive costs for the proposed London Garden Bridge were over £53m; the […]

Jam tomorrow?

Paul Norris, of London-based wealth managers, Clear Capital Markets, considers the investment opportunities now that the General Election has been held. The markets and sterling both enjoyed immediate post-election surges, following the emphatic win by the Conservatives on 12 December — the UK economy put on £33bn and the pound rallied to a 19-month high […]

UK housing policy needs reforming

Nik Randall, managing director of London-based reForm Architects, considers how the UK might boost the supply of affordable housing. Home, sweet home Well-designed buildings and spaces are vital for successful and sustainable towns and communities, and everyone has an image in their head of their ‘perfect home,’ — a safe place where they can live, […]

Pensions don’t have to be taxing

John Moore, of Strabens Hall, has produced a short case study, which might be of interest to those who run limited companies who want to know more about tax efficient pension planning. A Defined Benefit Small Self Administered Pension Scheme (SSAS) should be seriously considered if you or any of your clients are starting the […]

The going is good for investing in bloodstock

Daniel Kübler, co-owner of Kübler Racing, suggests that investing in bloodstock can be both exciting and rewarding. The glamour and excitement of thoroughbred flat racing is more often associated with the thrill of trying to pick winners and a glass or two of bubbly than it is with actually turning profit. However, thoroughbred racing is […]

Tackling the housing crisis

In the week that Jeremy Hunt announced his campaign aspiration to build 1.5 million additional low cost houses for young people over the next 10 years, Mike Frisby of Mike Frisby Wealth Creation hosted a Co-Living Super Conference with a panel of well regarded co-living industry “pioneers”, attended by over 150 people. Members of the […]

Now that’s what I call progress

Love it or loathe it — there isn’t a middle ground with HS2 — the high speed link between London, Birmingham and the North is hardly out of the news. And, for good reason. Taxpayers’ money to the tune of what was initially a £33billion scheme, may well ending being double that figure; some have […]