Rent prices in London have soared by more than a quarter since 2011 with the average flat in the capital now £1,500 a month. That's despite wages rising by just 9.1% over the past six years, a report by trade union GMB found. In some boroughs, prices have jumped an incredible 50%, pushing small, cramped flats to well above £2,000 a month. The GMB - which represents more than 631,000 workers in Britain - has now called for employers to revise wages to support those battling poor pay with the rising cost of living. It said bosses who refuse to take action will face staff shortages in the long term, as workers are priced out of the city. It's report found that between 2011 and 2017, rent prices for 2 bedroom flats in London increased by 25.9% whilst over the same period, monthly earnings increased by less than half (9.1%). Across England as a whole, between 2011 and 2017, rent increased by 18.2%, with the average 2-bedroom flat costing £650 per month. Meanwhile wages … [Read more...] about How much it now costs to rent a flat in your local borough
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A PUB lunch is nothing new but Wetherspoons seem to be cornering the market on the pub brekkie. Breakfast at the chain is proving popular with customers up and down Britain, so here's the lowdown on how to get the most important meal of the day from your local boozer. What time to do Wetherspoons serve breakfast until? Wetherspoons runs a breakfast club every day except Sunday from opening time to midday. The range of breakfast favourites include: American style pancakes A traditional fried breakfast Porridge with banana and honey Smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket bagel The full menu can be found on the JD Wetherspoon website. Do Wetherspoons do all day breakfasts? Monday to Saturday you will have to get into the boozer before the clock strikes 12pm to get a breakfast, but that all changes on Sunday. On Sunday you can get an all day brunch option until 11pm. The Sunday Brunch menu offers: All-day brunch of sausages, bacon, fried eggs, baked beans, chips. A vegetarian version of … [Read more...] about What time does Wetherspoons breakfast end, how much does it cost and does the pub chain serve all-day breakfast?
Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 12:21 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:57 09 April 2018 Making a good first impression is key to impressing would-be buyers, so make sure your property has kerb appeal by keeping your front garden tidy and cleaning your windows. allinvisuality Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free Buyers want to see a blank canvas when viewing a property, so put your personal touches in storage. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto When is the best time to sell my house? Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter: no matter what season the truth is people buy houses all-year-round. The decision to sell is yours alone and should be based on your financial and personal circumstances. How is the market right now? The market people often refer to is the national one. Instead, narrow your focus onto the local markets in Ilford, Redbridge, Newham, Barking … [Read more...] about Property experts Sandra Davidson reveal their top tips for selling your home and adding value
Do you have lawn envy? It's a known condition, looking across at your neighbours green glory and wondering what went wrong with yours. Well, it seems that simply dragging your mower out from the shed once or twice a year is not enough to be the envy of the street and what's more, if you are selling your house it's worth investing a little time outdoors - that coveted lawn can be worth more than you think. We know that first impressions count when it comes to trying to sell your home and a survey by the National Association of Estate Agents revealed that a well-maintained garden can boost the value of a house by up to 5-10 percent. Kerb appeal is one of the most important elements for property value and home sales. So how do we achieve the perfect lawn? We asked grass seed brand, Johnsons Lawn Seed for some tips. Choose the right seed for the conditions Get it right from the start and choose the right seed for the right garden conditions. If your garden suffers from regular wear and … [Read more...] about How to tackle your lawn envy and boost your kerb appeal when selling your home
Did you know that your garden can add to the value of your house? We know that first impressions count when it comes to trying to sell your home but a survey by the National Association of Estate Agents revealed that a well-maintained garden can boost the value of a house by up to 5-10 percent. So, if kerb appeal is an important element when it comes to property value, how do we get the perfect lawn. We asked grass seed brand, Johnsons Lawn Seed for some tips. Choose the right seed for the conditions Get it right from the start and choose the right seed for the right garden conditions. If your garden suffers from regular wear and tear from children and pets, then harder wearing grasses are better able to tolerate such heavy use. If you require a lawn to withstand this kind of ‘stress’, selecting a mixture that includes perennial ryegrass is advisable as this is the most tolerant species available. As an example the firm's 'Tuffgrass' provides good green cover and weed … [Read more...] about How to make your garden and your cash grow