There has a been a slight deterioration of consumer confidence in the housing market, caused by short-term uncertainty from the General Election result, according to the Building Societies Association (BSA).
The Scottish Government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme has helped more than ten thousand households purchase a new home.
New research has cast further doubt over the success of the UK Government’s approach to encouraging a greater use of mediation amongst separating couples in England and Wales.
Following the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Scottish Government’s controversial Named Person service, which required changes to the provisions relating to information sharing, the Government has published its Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill.
The new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) must be prepared and resourced to automatically take-over the more difficult or complicated child support non-payment cases from the CSA, and must be ‘toothier’ in enforcing payment.
UK house prices rose by an average of 4.1% on an annual basis, taking the average property value to £215,847, according to March’s edition of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI). On a monthly basis, house prices have fallen by 0.6% across the UK since February 2017.