Tag Archives: Bank of England

Bleak midwinter for housing market as interest rates rise

Home-buyers in London are on average spending 56% of their earnings on their housing costs, with recent interest rate rises adding £3,000 per year to average mortgage bills Rising interest rates are seeing house sales fall through and the price … Continue reading

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Barwell given a lesson from economics professor on Twitter

Well that’s an entertaining start to the weekend, with a local MP being chastised by a world-renowned economist as “idiotic”, “clueless”, and out of his depth on matters of the national economy. Gary Barlow, the little-recognised MP for Croydon Central, … Continue reading

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The riots in London: lecture offers historical perspective

The impact of a single night’s rioting in Croydon is still deeply felt, more than 18 months on from 8/8. The impact of week of rioting on the streets of the capital in 1780 would impact British society profoundly for … Continue reading

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