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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Mainland buyers of British property unfazed by new taxes

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:37am by Toh Han Shih

    ... sell British residential property. It envisages the new rules taking effect from April next year and applying only to gains “arising from that date”, Graves said. People will still buy UK ... million. Last month, however, the British government announced two new bands for the tax. From April 1 next year, an annual tax of £7,000 will come into effect for properties valued at more than £1 ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... shortfall' fires fears There is little more than a gaping hole where Britain's first new town in more than 40 years is due to be built: it's a symbol of the huge housing shortage ... report prepared for the Home Builders Federation, that the number of new, privately built homes would need to almost treble to 260,000 a year to bring down Britain's rate of house-price ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London home prices at new high on economic recovery, market stimulus

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... on Sunday he would extend the programme for new homes to 2020 to spur construction. "Spring is in the air and the country is finally on the move," said Miles Shipside, a director at Rightmove. "The mass property market is starting to unlock after years of being handcuffed by fragile consumer confidence and a lack of low-deposit mortgages." Price growth in London last ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Londoners priced out of home market blast foreign buyers

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... and developers to convince locals that they have not been forgotten in the rush to court overseas investors. Foreign-born buyers made 69 per cent of central London new-home purchases in the two years to June last year, with 28 per cent living outside Britain, broker Knight Frank said in October. London house prices increased 18 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier, the most since ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Emirati woman attacked in London hotel burglary has 5pc brain function left

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by AFP

    ... of the victims' bank cards. Philip Spence, a 32-year-old man from London who is accused of the attack, is in police custody. ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British PM David Cameron faces Euro poll backlash from expenses storm

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:52pm by GDN

    ... paid to him by a fake lobbying company set up by a BBC journalist. Mercer was elected as a Conservative but resigned from the party when the allegations became public last year. ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British culture minister Maria Miller forced out for overstating expenses

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:43pm by AFP

    ... to handle it," he said. Miller was replaced by Sajid Javid, considered a rising star of the Conservative Party. Miller oversaw the ongoing negotiations on creating a new system of regulation ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive; police await toxicology test results

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... the death in order to compile a report for the coroner. The result of a toxicology report can take several weeks." Peaches wed her second husband Tom Cohen, a rock singer, two years ago. ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Geldof family 'beyond pain' after mystery death of Peaches, 25

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is." Peaches was married to Thomas Cohen, a 23-year-old musician, who she wed at the church in Davington, Kent, where her parents married 26 years earlier. It was also where her mother's funeral was held in 2000. They had two young sons, Astala, nearly two, and Phaedra who will turn one this month. ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Songbird Estates' results buoy London property market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... billion) last year. It said it was confident about the immediate prospects for the London real estate market. "The development pipeline [of new buildings] is well positioned to take advantage ... jumped by nearly half in the past year. Songbird also announced full-year results and portfolio valuation that beat analyst forecasts. Parts of central London have experienced sharp rises ...




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