Financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb join Georgie Frost in the studio. After years of rampant growth could the property market be cooling? As ever it all comes down to location but there are a few tips to make the best of the buyers market. Plus find out which charity fundraising site is in line for the sucker punch this week and why you could find many supermarkets overcharging you at the till.
Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer immediate reaction to Halifax's latest House Price Index. The findings reveal that confidence in the UK housing market has fallen to its lowest point in three years, yet the majority still expect house prices to go up. So, what to make of the numbers, and how relevant is the index? Russell explains.
Airbnb, which enables people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, is under fire from regulators in several cities, including New York, San Francisco and Barcelona. The platform, which is valued at £25bn by investors, has been hit by criticism that it’s to blame for rising property prices in major cities. And critics allege that its effect in London has been particularly negative. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
Following up from Barclaycard telling Morning Money that consumers were demonstrating a 'Business as usual' approach to their spending, the same phrase has been echoed for 2/3rds of SME house builders. Research by the Federation of Master Builders says that these organisations claim that not much has changed post-Brexit.
Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation joined the Morning Money team to discuss the research further.
The House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs has concluded in a report that the Government should allow local authorities to set and vary planning fees in accordance with the needs of their local area to incentivise private sector housebuilders.
John Wriglesworth, Consultant Researcher for Jackson-Stops & Staff joined the Morning Money team to discuss further.
The Office for National Statistics has released its latest round of statistical bulletins. Among the bundle is the House Price Index which shows that UK house prices continue to rise. With new analysis showing that house prices have increased by 47,000% during the Queen's lifetime, Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen examines the state of Britain's housing market.