Economic Review of May 2017

BOE Governor Offers Cautious Quarterly Inflation Report

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, delivered his Q1 2017 Quarterly Inflation Report in mid May, with several caveats as to the state of the UK economy. Whilst maintaining an overall positive stance regarding the growth in wages beyond 2017, he believes that they will only continue to rise if we see a ‘smooth’ withdrawal from the European Union.

For full briefing click here. Economic Review May 2017

Residential Property Review – May 2017

Questions over new builds

There is little doubt that the introduction of the Help To Buy equity loan scheme by the Government back in 2013, considerably boosted the new-build sector for residential property in the UK.  In 2016, the highest number of new homes were built since 2007.  However, there have been some concerns regarding the loan to valuations attributed to some of these transactions in the past.

For full briefing click here Residential Property Review May 2017