4.5 million Brits wouldn't report a crime in their area due to the risk of devaluing their home or making it more difficult to rent--that's according to new research from Direct Line. The insurance company also found that a third of prospective buyers would ask for a discount on a property or reduction in rent if it turned out to be in a high-crime area. To discuss the findings Sue Dougan was joined by Steve Jackson from Direct Line.
How great would it be if we were like Tortoises and could just pick up our entire home and relocate somewhere else? An Estonian design collective Kodasema have created stylish portable pre-fabricated homes. They're 250 square feet and come with a living room, bath and storage on the lower level and a loft above. Our reporter Mary Newman spoke to CEO Taavi Jakobson to find out more.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week of course the top financial story was Philip Hammond’s first, and indeed last, Autumn Statement. Just what state are the country’s post-Brexit finances in, and crucially what would the Chancellor offer to help his much referenced ‘Jams’? In the end those ‘just about managing’ certainly received a few headline policies but with predictions pointing towards low growth, high borrowing and high inflation many argue Jam spending has been spread too thin. There were also some losers with those enjoying salary sacrifice perks and letting agents coming into the crosshairs, as well as in fact the Autumn Statement itself which will now be scrapped. So what will all this mean for the pound in your pocket? Georgie Frost joins editor Simon Lambert and reporter Becky Rutt to answer just that. Also on the agenda this week they discuss Black Friday and for a slightly different purchase the opportunity to buy a road legal Formula 1 car. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story - today is Black Friday. Estimates suggest we could spend as much as 2-billion pounds in today's sales - which would make it the biggest shopping day of the year. But are the deals as good as they seem? Elsewhere, we're raking up debt at the fastest rate since 2008. Plus, despite many campaigns, two-thirds of households are yet to change energy providers, while three-quarters of homeowners lose thousands of pounds every year by failing to switch their mortgage. All these stories and more on The News Review.
What did the Chancellor have in store for the housing market in the Autumn statement? Yesterday we heard from Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov.co.uk, on what he wanted to hear from the Chancellor. But were those expectations met? We also hear from Jeremy Raj from Wedlake Bell's Residential Property Team, for his reaction on Philip Hammond's policies towards the housing market.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt Web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story - The Autumn Statement. Sue and Kevin speak about how all aspects of the policies the Chancellor delivered will impact the consumer. Elsewhere, over ten million people across Britain could struggle in retirement if minimum contributions to workplace pensions aren't increased. Air traffic bosses have issued a new code of conduct for drones. All these stories and more on The News Review.
What do you look for when buying a house? Proximity to local transport? Location? Interior design? Despite the vast range of modern home innovations just over a tenth of us consider strong Wi-Fi a top priority whilst only 3% would look for hi-tech appliances. For more information, our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Carolanne Dieleman, from Stewart Milne Homes.
What does the Chancellor have in store for the housing market. We know that he's promised the building of tens of thousands of new affordable homes and plans to ban letting agents from imposing up-front fees. But what else can we expect today. Georgie was joined on the line by Russell Quirk CEO of eMoov.co.uk to find out.
One of the biggest issue facing landlords next year will be rent arrears with two thirds reportedly already owed back payments from tenants. And with rents predicted to rise faster than house prices over the next five years, this situation is only set to worsen. To find out why, our reporter Mary Newman spoke to James Davis, CEO and Founder of Upad.
Only 32,000 new homes were built in the year to March 2016, compared with 66,600 in the previous 12 months. Critics are calling on the government to do more to encourage house-building and affordable housing. They are waiting with baited breath for the Autumn Statement where the Chancellor will announce his new housing strategy. Our reporter Dan Goldsmith spoke to Sara Mahmoud, chief economist from Shelter, to find out more.