LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s overvalued housing market will undergo a modest correction if the country leaves the European Union at the end of next month without a deal, a Reuters poll found, with London being affected to a greater degree. New residential homes are seen at a housing estate in Aylesbury, Britain, February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/File Photo Negotiators are still scrambling to reach agreement, and if they fail then home prices in the capital, which has long been a magnet for foreign investors, will fall 3 percent in the six months after the March 29 split. Nationally, prices will drop 1 percent, the Feb. 13-20 poll found. “There will be a palpable shock to the UK economy in terms of GDP, inflation, job creation etc,” said Tony Williams at property consultancy Building Value. He says prices in the capital would fall 10 percent if there were no deal, the most pessimistic forecast. “This will spill over dramatically to the … [Read more...] about No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values: Reuters poll
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It was not the Six Nations start defending champions Ireland had wanted when they were beaten in Dublin by England last weekend. The Grand Slam dream is over but the championship bid can be resurrected if Joe Smidt's side bounce back at Murrayfield today. They face a tough test in Scotland, however, who were successful against Italy last Saturday. Gregor Roberston has made four changes to his team though with last week's hat-trick hero Blair Kinghorn dropped. Ireland have made five changes, meanwhile, with Rob Kearney back in the side. Who will win? Join MARTYN THOMAS for all the latest action as the drama unfolds... TEAMS Scotland 15-Hogg, 14-Seymour, 13-Huw Jones, 12-Johnson, 11-Maitland, 10-Russell, 9-Laidlaw (capt); 1-Dell, 2-McInally, 3- Berghan, 4-Gilchrist, 5-J Gray, 6-Wilson, 7-Ritchie, 8-Strauss. Replacements: 16 -Brown, 17-Bhati, 18-Rae, 19-Toolis, 20-Harley, 21-Price, 22-Horne, 23-Kinghorn. Ireland 15-Kearney, 14-Earls, 13-Farrell, 12-Aki, 11-Stockdale, … [Read more...] about Scotland vs Ireland live Six Nations score and updates
The attritional nature of international rugby was no better highlighted than in the opening round of the Six Nations, with two world-class players already ruled out for, potentially, the rest of the tournament and many others nursing bumps and bruises that will have little-to-no-chance of fully healing before round two. England have lost Maro Itoje and Ireland CJ Stander for at least three matches after last Saturday's bone-shuddering clash at the Aviva Stadium; a game that took intensity and physicality to another level. Squad depth is becoming ever-more important, especially in World Cup year. As England head coach Eddie Jones said before the opening game, he has never been able, in all his... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Strength in depth of each Six Nations home nation: When you remove the first XV, who has the strongest side?
Fraser Nelson 28 December 2018 11:28 AM 28 December 2018 11:28 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp A rather sinister tweet was sent out yesterday by the Home Office telling EU nationals that if they wanted to stay in Britain they’d best “apply” – not register – for the scheme if they “want to stay in the UK” after 31 December 2020. The tone was quite disgusting. And it raises the question as to whether, with the Home Secretary on holiday, his officials are about to launch into a “hostile environment” scheme in direct contradiction to his personal approach and UK government policy. Language matters. The phrase “hostile environment” summed up the horror of Home Office autopilot: a computer-says-no approach to immigration, with effects on human lives that will forever be a stain on the reputation of Tory government. There is a structural problem with the Home Office. As John Reid … [Read more...] about The Home Office must not be allowed to create a ‘hostile environment’ for EU nationals
PUBLISHED: 13:47 20 November 2018 Matthew Clemenson Angels Home Care was issued with a formal warning for failing to improve issues with its records system. Picture: PA/John Stillwell. PA Wire/Press Association Images Havering Council has set up a hotline to reassure worried residents after financial problems at one of the UK’s largest home care providers raised concerns that services might be disrupted from as early as December 1. Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), revealed earlier this month that Allied Healthcare had applied in April this year for a Company Voluntary Arrangement that would allow it to restructure its debts.The company’s Havering branch is registered to a premises in Victoria Road, Romford, and offers everything from live-in carer services and 24-hour care to risk assessments for homes and treatments for alcohol dependency.The CQC, which is also in charge of market … [Read more...] about Havering Council reassures residents after national home care provider declares financial difficulties