House prices to increase by three per cent in 2017

‘House prices in the UK will see an average increase of three per cent over the course of next year as the number of transactions stabilises, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) housing forecast for 2017,’ according to an article from...

Number of house buyers falls for first time in 5 years

In an article online at The Mirror, ‘the number of existing homeowners moving house fell last year, marking the first annual fall in five years, a report has found.’ ‘Whilst higher prices will have lifted equity levels for many current owners, the...

Housing crisis in the UK

An article online at Money Week gives some interesting figures in favour of renting, explaining that there is not a housing crisis in the UK. In a housing supply crisis, it would be expected that the cost of renting would rise quickly, however, the rate at which rents...

Universal Credit explained

Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK. The new system is based on a single monthly payment, transferred...