Archive for April, 2011

The UK Economy Grows by 0.5% in the First Three Months of 2011

April 28, 2011

The estimates of the Office for National Statistics reveal that the economic activity has recovered from the 0.5% contraction recorded for the last three months of 2010. The news brushes away fears of a so called double dip recession. Apart from this, The Independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had also forecasted a growth of […]

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Buying Residential Property in the UK Advice for Foreign Nationals

April 21, 2011

Freehold Property A freehold property is where the owner has complete and absolute ownership of the land, and all buildings that stand on the land. There is no limit of time to hold the property like in the case of leasehold property. A freehold property lies with the titleholder unless they transfer it of their […]

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Landing a New Job; Tips from Entrepreneur Deborah Meaden

April 21, 2011

As public sector cuts are made and more and more employees are being made redundant, there will be many applicants for private sector jobs. But how can these former public sector workers adapt successfully to private sector work ethic and practices. Top entrepreneur and investor, Deborah Meaden offers some useful hints.

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Surprise Fall in Inflation in March

April 14, 2011

The steady climb in the prices of goods and services has stopped, at least for the time being. The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual rate of inflation for the month of March 2011 has fallen to 4%, from 4.4% in February. The drop was largely due to a record monthly fall in the price […]

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Growth in the service sector triggers a recovery in the first three months

April 8, 2011

An unexpected growth in the service sector has lead to the recovery in the UK economy in the first three months of 2011. The Markit/CIPS services PMI index, a measure of activity growth as reported by purchasing managers, surged to a 13-month high of 57.1 in March from an unrevised 52.6 in February, beating even […]

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Rental Accounting in Practice; Appraising Properties based on Ratio Analysis

April 6, 2011

When it comes to real estate, ratios show year to year or month to month projection of rental accounts analysis, and it enables them to realise if for example properties which are rented are valuable against the money they have invested in the property, are the money received from rental properties able to recover the […]

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Self Assessment / Tax Return

April 1, 2011

Tax return or in other words self assessment is the buzz word during the month of Janaury as everybody is rushing to file their respective documents with HMRC to avoid any unnecessary penalties. For a first time user filing the tax return could be a complicated task. Getting it wrong leads to harsh consequences. The […]

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Sluggish Housing Prices predicted throughout UK

April 1, 2011

The prediction on housing prices throughout UK is not good. According to the Nationwide Building Society there has been a slight rise in house prices in March 2011 amidst a sluggish outlook. Nationwide’s latest housing survey found property prices increased by 0.5% during March. However, this was unlikely to mark the start of a boom […]

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