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Richard Towey

22 April 2014

Cost of moving house increases by a quarter over last ten years »

The cost to move house in Britain has risen by nearly a quarter over the last decade, according to new figures.

Research from Lloyds Bank shows that Brits now spend an average of £8,248 on moving from property to property as


8 April 2014

Report on Jobs records huge rise in permanent salaries over March »

A huge rise in salaries for permanent workers over March is the most striking takeaway from the latest Report on Jobs.

Conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, the study is known for being a key indicator of


1 April 2014

Majority of first-time buyers opt for flats over houses »

New research shows first-time buyers developing a preference for flats rather than houses when conducting a search for their ideal property, reports mortgagesolutions.co.uk.

A survey from LSL Property Services reveals that two-thirds of Brits wanted to make their step on to


7 March 2014

Employers place emphasis on job security as permanent vacancies continue to rise »

UK employers are showing more signs of being able to offer job security to their staff as new figures show a huge rise in permanent placements counterbalancing a drop in temporary roles.

Today sees the release of the February ‘Report on


7 February 2014

January sees job creation growing at fastest pace in 15 years »

Permanent and temporary appointments grew strongly last month as the number of job vacancies increased by the fastest rate in over 15 years, according to new research.

The January KPMG/REC ‘Report on Jobs’ provides further evidence that the economic recovery is


30 September 2013

Property expert questions effectiveness of Help to Buy scheme »

Hours after Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the flagship Conservative Help to Buy scheme will be rolled out next week, three months earlier than planned, one property expert has questioned whether this will fuel the right economic boom.

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11 September 2013

Total job vacancies in UK increase at fastest pace in six years »

The total number of available jobs in Britain rose at the fastest pace in over six years, boosted by rises in both permanent and temporary billings.

That’s according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and


6 September 2013

Special requests: arranging viewings for potential tenants with pets »

Research from the Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association shows that in 2012, 48 per cent of UK households had at least one pet. This is the equivalent of 13 million households, many of which will be located in rental properties around


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19 July 2013

ONS figures fuel confidence in property and recruitment »

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that UK house prices increased by 2.9 per cent in the 12 months leading up to May of this year. Growth in April was slightly lower, at 2.6 per cent, and through