Richard Blanco and his guests take a look at the issues facing the private rented sector and the key topics featured in the media recently. Joining Richard on the panel is Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice at the NLA, and Carol Lewis, Deputy Editor of Property and Personal Finance at The Times. Long … Continue reading Current Affairs Edition July 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast
Category: interest rates
UPDATE: The Bank of England raised the base rate from 0.25% to 0.5% on Thursday 2 November. Odds on the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time in more than a decade are now so low, that it’s hardly worth placing a bet; but what would a rate hike mean for landlords … Continue reading Could you afford £1,162 pa interest rate hike?
The most significant change to the way that landlords with borrowings are being taxed is introduced today. Here’s what you need to know. Who is affected? The changes will affect all landlords with finance costs associated with letting their properties, although in this blog we refer primarily to mortgage interest costs, because buy-to-let borrowing is … Continue reading Landlord tax changes: Are you about to be pushed up a tax bracket?
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) released a study today (7 December 2016) that finds 7m Britons are in poverty despite being from working families. We received advanced sight of the report ahead of publication but decided not to provide comment to the press ahead of the morning papers on the basis we did not want … Continue reading Who’s to blame for in-work poverty?
In February 2009 Gordon Brown was Prime Minister, Alistair Darling was Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England. Perhaps more significantly, the Bank of England Base Rate was 1 per cent. The following month it was to drop to 0.5 per cent a historic low at which it has stayed … Continue reading May you live in interesting times…..