UK house prices: Crash or boom?
- 4 April 2012
This morning has exhibited already one of the themes of this blog and it is the unreliability of many statistics which are used as a basis for judging the economy. Sometimes the unreliability comes in the form of having different measures of the same thing which tell a different story. Only on Monday I discussed measures of both China's manufacturing sector and UK house prices which were telling quite different stories. Well this morning has gone one step better (or perhaps I should say worse…) for the UK housing market. Step forward the Halifax building society!
What did the Halifax report?
- Scams on the rise following new pension freedoms
- Driving in inappropriate footwear could invalidate your car insurance
- Five stocks you shouldn't 'sell in May'
- Right to Buy extended to 1.3m housing association tenants, but Shelter warns of trouble ahead
- Five funds to weather the bond market storm
- Ryanair finds it pays to be nice as profits soar 66% on customer service drive
- Personal allowance to rise with minimum wage
- Government pledges no income tax rises for five years, plus other Queen's Speech news
- Watchdog investigates as thousands of vulnerable customers are switched to pre-paid meters
- Regulator looks to fine three men £80m over sales of 'death bonds'