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London tenants fuel rental growth across Southern England

A record 65,000 tenants left London over the last 12 months with 78% continuing to rent

The average tenant leaving the capital moves 89 miles with growing numbers going to Midlands and Northern England

Silicon Roundabout Expected to Grow

Tech and Media businesses in and around Silicon Roundabout expect to grow over the next few years, despite Brexit and rental costs rising above those of the core City of London.

Rents Across the UK Continued to Rise in September

Average rents across the UK rose by 2.1% in September when compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent is now £927.

Market projections positive, but volatility and Brexit seen as risks to client wealth

· Half (48%) of advisers expect investment returns will rise over the next year, a third (29%) anticipate falls

· Stock market volatility and Brexit now seen as the biggest threats to client wealth over next two years

WiseAlpha launches customisable retail investment bond

WiseAlpha, the UK’s first and only fixed income platform giving everyday investors and savers access to corporate bonds issued in the institutional debt market

Brand Britain Shows Resilience in the Face of Brexit

· Brand Finance reveals 100 most valuable nation brands of 2017

· Brexit process has little impact on Brand Britain, up 6% year on year

Economic Diary for Week Commencing 9th October 2017

Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 9 October 2017.

Agriculture in the UK today

A breakdown of UK agriculture

Following the country’s decision to exit the EU, the state of agriculture in the UK is perhaps more important now than ever before.

Could easyJet benefit from Monarch’s demise?

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what the collapse of Monarch Airlines could mean for personal investors interested in the airline sector.

HMRC reports 23.5% fall in PCL Stamp Duty contribution

Despite headline increases in Stamp Duty take, HMRC reports fall of 10.3% in Central London and 58% for purchases in corporate wrappers. Transactions fell across the board.

Business Confidence Edges Up In September, But Caution Remains

Overall business confidence rose 6 points to 23%, the second lowest level this year

More than 700 promised social homes in Kensington and Chelsea lost due to loophole exploited by big developers

New research from Shelter reveals that a legal loophole has been used by housing developers to avoid building 706 social homes in Kensington and Chelsea