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Over a quarter of a million families forced into debt from moving home so often

A staggering 250,000 private renting families in England are becoming burdened with serious debt because they have to move house so frequently, according to Shelter.

UKIP call for emergency Humanitarian Aid to be sent to support the British Overseas Territories hit by Hurricane Irma

Cllr Lisa Duffy, the UKIP Aid Spokesman has called for immediate response to the emergency sweeping the Caribbean, particularly in the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos islands and Montserrat. 

House prices are unlikely to rise by more than 2% over 2017

Halifax surprisingly reports house prices spiked 1.1% in August. This lifted the year-on-year increase to 2.6% in three months to August – up from 2.1% in three months to July

Most affordable London boroughs revealed for the Class of 2017 graduates

• As thousands of graduates across the country move to London to begin their first job this month, many will be looking for an affordable place to live

Quarterly health check shows SMEs are at 18 month high

A falling number of business bankruptcies and increased lending to small and medium-sized enterprises brings relief to UK’s SMEs.

Economic Diary for Week Commencing 11th September 2017

Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 11 September 2017.

Rapid population growth requires strategic thinking in Whitehall and wider public debate

The UK’s headcount is set to increase by nearly 10 million over the next two decades, enough to populate Greater Manchester more than three times over.

EU (Withdrawal) Bill falls short for the people of Wales

The Parliamentary Bill that would repeal the UK’s membership of the EU fails to respect the powers already granted to the elected governments in Scotland and Wales

How EIA Guestimates Keep Oil Prices Subdued

The EIA has once again undercut its previous estimates for U.S. oil production, offering further evidence that the U.S. shale industry is not producing as much as everyone thinks.

Majority of SME’s do not trust traditional lenders

More than a third (35%) of small to medium sized business owners try to avoid borrowing money for their business at all costs.

6.4% year-on-year drop in new UK car sales

New UK car registrations fall 6.4% year-on-year in August as both consumers and fleet buyers cut back. This was a fifth drop in new car sale.

73% of SMEs Are Wasting Money Without Effective Management Software

73% of SMEs who don't use resource planning and workflow management software are "constantly" or "frequently" held back by errors in manual processes.