Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Grain yields up, tractor production up.

Buying property now more affordable for key workers, Halifax report finds

Housing has become more affordable for nurses, policemen and firefighters since property prices peaked in 2007, a report by the Halifax has revealed. House prices in 38% of towns are now within reach of people earning the average key worker salary of £30,486 per year, up from just 3% of towns in 2007. However there has been a decline in properties affordable to key workers during the past decade with just 38% falling into the right price bracket now compared to 64% in 2001.

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8 thoughts on “Grain yields up, tractor production up.

  • More world-class journalism… more people can afford houses now than when they were more expensive but less can afford them now than when they were cheaper… Thanks for that.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    House prices were already way too high back in 2001.

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  • Have key workers been re-defined as off shore “investors” wanting to do a spot of laundry ?

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  • ARE WE ALL NOT KEY WORKERS??????????

    Are some of us working for the wrong side. Oh, profound!

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  • Thecountofnowhere says:

    The key workers are all public service workers and have been getting pay rises.

    The rest of us, who have to pay for the key workers, have not been getting pay rises.

    Can anyone see a problem ?

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  • “houses in 38% of towns”

    So London is counted as one town, as will most large areas of population where housing is unaffordable. So the question is, just how many key workers can rural Scottish all Welsh towns accommodate?

    Ridiculous journalism. This meeja offensive to paint rouge on the pig really is weeding out the truly bad journalists from those with a side-agenda.

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  • 2. mark wadsworth said, House prices were already way too high back in 2001.

    ~ What happened that year? Please refresh my memory, because that’s the year I thought the madness would finally end.

    And then we had…………..and it all changed.

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  • ontheotherhand says:

    And the lesson is surely that if you are in a public sector job with nationally group bargained wage deals, take the tenure and go live somewhere nice far away from too much private sector. I know London teachers/police get a little more, but not worth it at all.

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