House prices: Surprise increase in property price growth in July

The average UK home now valued at £217,010 having risen from £215,444 the previous month. (Image: GETTY ) The data indicates that house price growth rose to 2.5 per cent in July, up from two per cent in June, with the average UK home now valued at £217,010 having risen from £215,444 the previous month. This moderately positive news comes ahead of the expected rise tomorrow in the Bank of England Base Rate, potentially to 0.75 per cent, which would be the highest level since 2007. However, many experts suggest…

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House prices: Increase in June completions reflects steady spring sales numbers

On an adjusted basis, however, the figures dipped by just over five per cent between May and June. Whilst this mornings’ data highlights a dip in transaction numbers on June 2017, given current market circumstances todays figures would suggest that overall in the first half of this year, the total number of homes sold is only 4.5 per cent lower than for the first six months of 2017 with the overall number of homes sold so far this year at 586,530 versus 614,240 for the same period last year, when…

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Cruise ship P&O to increase tipping charges onboard | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are a great way to see the world without the hassle of booking flights and hotels. They can also be a pricey trip with many costing thousands of pounds. Many may not realise what the tipping etiquette is when it comes to being on a cruise ship. Do you tip on a cruise holiday or not? Tips on a cruise ship are often added onto the price, meaning passengers should offer a tip to the people working on the ship and their room steward. Cruise ship P&O Cruises…

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