SHOCK WARNING: ‘No doubt fares will rise’ Ryanair’s O’Leary warns holidaymakers | Travel News | Travel

The cost of air flights will rise, warned Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, as Ryanair released its annual results for 2018 with revenue up eight per cent. Mr O’Leary told Bloomberg: “Currently oil prices are up to close to $80 a barrel. “Now I think that’s going to lead to a major shake out in the industry as early as this winter. “Some of those loss-making airlines couldn’t make money when oil was at $40 a barrel, they certainly can’t survive this winter oil at $80 a barrel. “So it is…

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Property news: Rise in number of million-pound house sales | Property | Life & Style

Figures from the Land Registry and the Registers of Scotland were used for the report. Here are the numbers of million-pound home sales in 2017 and the annual percentage change, according to Lloyds Bank Private Banking: London, 8,308, 1 per cent South East, 3,377, 12 per cent East of England, 1,208, 1 per cent South West, 676, 21 per centNorth West, 294, 46 per cent West Midlands, 198, 28 per cent Scotland, 158, 4 per cent Yorkshire and the Humber, 133, 60 per cent East Midlands, 72, minus 23 per cent North East, 27, 13 per cent Wales, 23, 10…

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Council Tax bands: When will Council Tax rise and by how much? | Property | Life & Style

Council tax bands define how much you pay to the local authorities each year for local services. Will you be affected by a council tax rise, which is expected to occur in April this year? It is said your bill could go up by as much as six per cent, adding in some cases over £100 to your annual bill. Will your council tax go up? This may be the case across all council tax bands, if a planned increase occurs. It believed there will be a council tax rise,…

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House price rise: THIS area saw the highest rise in values last year | Property | Life & Style

GETTY The South West saw the greatest jump in average values in 2017, and they were up by 7.5% Whilst historic, both indices are widely respected in the property and finance industries, due to the fact that they are independent and represent the majority of lenders in the UK, and ‘whole of market’ data from the perspective of prices for properties sold, which therefore provides a clear indication of housing market trends, even if they lag by a few weeks.  In terms of house prices, the ONS report, which also…

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