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I've Been Away For A Week...has Anything Happened ?

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I've been in deepest darkest India for a week....no internet,which is an odd feeling.

Has anything of any interest happened this week ?

I spoke to a nice Indian chap this week who wants to move to the UK his main reason...because he gets the impression from the BBC website that the UK is doing well in the recession. :lol:

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In short nope, you haven't missed anything, move along.

- Workfare boycott and the benefit trap still alive and well.

- Rents up 0.1% apparently (6.0% London, negative in other areas of the uk, averaged out at 4.3% increase YoY according to LSL report.)

- House price's up with rush of buyers or down with a buyer shortage depending who is reporting, the usual. i.e fairly stagnant, but FTB incentive is going, and people trying to beat the deadline skewing the figures which people are taking for a spring bounce and good times ahead.

- Lots of disaffect HPC's. While in a crash, want it bigger and better than ever.

- All the major banks have made record losses again, but still paid bonuses to keep talent. Oh and AVERAGE wage for an investment banker at Barclays is 199k, while at rbs it is ONLY £119k. I really don't think my career councillor at school properly informed us of our choices back then :/. If only I could be paid that much for loosing money on my pension.

Many other things, but that depends on what you find significant....

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Northampton housing market hotter than Londons apparently. Rich Russians and Chinese rushing to live around the Racecourse, Abington Park, Lings, Lumbertubs and Thorpelands. Better get savvy and snap up a bargain!

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Northampton housing market hotter than Londons apparently. Rich Russians and Chinese rushing to live around the Racecourse, Abington Park, Lings, Lumbertubs and Thorpelands. Better get savvy and snap up a bargain!

Oh dear, go away for the week and the place falls apart. gets better

Thanks for the 'welcome home' that made me laugh,#

I read in the hindu times today that barrat homes ( or some other house builder) shares are up40 % since January and they have declared the housing market has turned a corner....That cheered my morning up no end :blink:

No mention in the paper of the ongoing government support and the the end of the stampduty holiday :lol:

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Oh dear, go away for the week and the place falls apart. gets better

Thanks for the 'welcome home' that made me laugh,#

I read in the hindu times today that barrat homes ( or some other house builder) shares are up40 % since January and they have declared the housing market has turned a corner....That cheered my morning up no end :blink:

No mention in the paper of the ongoing government support and the the end of the stampduty holiday :lol:

Typical Hindu Times...

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