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?
- Up to 200,000 are poised to cash in their pensions next April
- Government rolls out consultation on the Bank of England's powers over the UK's housing market
- Pension scammer warning as 77% say they don't know the difference between pension income reforms and pension liberation
- Retail investment sales plunge 70% in September compared to 2013
- House prices dip in September in further sign that market may be cooling
- The ECB has missed the opportunity to end the European crisis
- E.ON launches cheapest energy deal on the market as 'big six' rise to the challenge of the smaller firms
- Average UK house prices climb to all time high but growth rate eases significantly
- Selling may not be the best policy when a star fund manager quits
- Official numbers suggest strong rise in pension take-up as auto-enrolment gains traction