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BSA comments on Scottish Government announcement on cladding

BSA's response to the Scottish Government's announcement on cladding.

  • Date: 19 March 2021
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Chancellor brings confidence back to the Yorkshire & Humberside housing market

Over a third of people in Yorkshire & Humberside (37%) think now is a good time to buy a residential property, compared to 28% in December.

  • Date: 19 March 2021
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Consumer confidence grows in Welsh housing market

Over a third of people in Wales (36%) think now is a good time to buy a residential property compared to 23% in December.

  • Date: 19 March 2021
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Twice as many people in Scotland think house price rises are likely this year compared to three months ago

There is a growing expectation that house prices will rise, with almost twice as many people in Scotland (39%) anticipating an increase over the next 12 months, compared to three months ago when just 20% thought house prices would increase during 2021.

  • Date: 19 March 2021
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More people in the North East think now is a good time to buy a property than anywhere else in Britain

Nearly half the people in the North East (45%) think now is a good time to buy a property, compared to 27% in December.

  • Date: 19 March 2021
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Chancellor brings confidence back to the housing market

The latest Property Tracker survey from the Building Societies Association, reveals a surge in consumer confidence in the housing market following the Budget earlier this month.

  • Date: 19 March 2021
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Response to RICS final guidance 'Valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi occupation residential buildings with cladding'

BSA / UKF joint statement responding to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ final guidance 'Valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi occupation residential buildings with cladding'

  • Date: 08 March 2021
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BSA comments on the Budget

The BSA comments on the Budget.

Stamp Duty, the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme and the upcoming review of the Bank Surcharge

  • Date: 03 March 2021
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Cash ISA Transfer Performance - 2020

Collectively, the industry can report that 81 per cent of cash ISA transfers were completed during the 12-month period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • Date: 26 February 2021
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Safe as houses: strengthening the UK's mortgage safety net

Published today, an independent report by SMF, funded by the BSA, explores the topic of 'mortgage safety nets' - support for mortgage-holders in the event of loss of income or employment

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  • Date: 25 February 2021
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BSA calls for tapered end to stamp duty holiday

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is calling on the Chancellor to taper the end of the temporary reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax

  • Date: 23 February 2021
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Response to MHCLG statement on cladding

BSA and UK Finance joint statement responding to the announcement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government today regarding cladding

  • Date: 10 February 2021
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