Latest News and Events

Latest News and Events

October 7, 2020

First-time buyers to get 95% mortgages in Boris Johnson’s new ‘Generation Buy’ scheme

Boris Johnson has promised a scheme to allow first-time buyers to get a mortgage with just a 5% deposit, in an effort to turn ‘generation rent’ […]
October 1, 2020

Applications for £5,000 home improvement voucher open today

The new Green Homes Grant could give homeowners up to £5,000 in vouchers for insulation and double glazing.
July 9, 2020

Stamp duty cut from all homes under £500,000

Move will benefit nine in ten homebuyers, chancellor says – slashing £4,500 off the bill for the average purchase
June 19, 2020

Bank of England announces £100bn stimulus to help UK economy through coronavirus pandemic

Rates held at 0.1 per cent but bank ramps up programme of buying government debt to limit economic damage caused by Covid-19
May 4, 2020

Top-up to local business grant funds scheme

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.
April 28, 2020

Sunak unveils 100% state-backed loans for small firms

Small firms are to get access to 100% taxpayer-backed loans after they raised concerns about slow access to existing coronavirus rescue schemes.
April 24, 2020

Shops get rent break as told to pay what they can

The government has introduced new measures to prevent landlords from using aggressive methods to collect rent from High Street shops during the coronavirus lockdown.
April 21, 2020

Metro Bank to refund £11m to customers

Around 130,000 Metro Bank customers will receive share of £11.4m after lender failed to send warning people about unarranged overdraft charges.
April 20, 2020

Pressure intensifies for 100% government-backed business loans

Bank governors join Ed Miliband in urging Rishi Sunak to cut out the banks and ramp up the Covid-19 lifeboat scheme
April 19, 2020

Coronavirus advice for landlords: how to reduce rent temporarily

Q The tenants of our rental property have not worked since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.