UK property

Profit from Britain’s manufacturing revival – invest in the West Midlands

Britain’s manufacturing sector is undergoing a mini-revival. Nowhere more so than in the West Midlands. Matthew Partridge explains how you could profit.

The London property bubble’s days are numbered

London’s extreme property prices are seriously out of whack with the rest of the country. But this could be about to change, says Matthew Partridge.

Why the property market could be in trouble after the 2015 election

Britain’s booming housing market looks likely to face a tougher time next year. Matthew Partridge looks at what’s on the horizon for house prices.

Should you join the rush back to buy-to-let?

Buy-to-let investors are once again competing with homebuyers in UK cities. Should you join them, or are we seeing the start of a new bubble mentality?

Three signs that the London housing market has gone mad

London’s property prices are well above their pre-crash levels. Everything points to this being a massive bubble, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he outlines the three key signs that prove it.

Here’s why Mark Carney might prick London’s property bubble this year

Matthew Partridge looks at how the Bank of England could pop London’s bubble.

How to become a landlord to some of Britain’s biggest businesses

Britain’s commercial property sector has had a rough time since the financial crisis. But things are looking up. Ed Bowsher picks the best ways for you to invest.

Carney’s mortgage market changes are a bit of a damp squib

The Bank of England has acted to cool the housing market. But the reforms are unlikely to make any real difference, says Ed Bowsher. Here’s why.

Is Carney pulling the rug out from under the housing market?

Bank of England governor Mark Carney surprised everyone by acting to slow down the UK housing market. Ed Bowsher explains what it means for you.

A massive opportunity in Central London – but no one’s taking it

London has a huge, neglected resource that could generate billions in business, and alleviate many of the city’s problems. Dominic Frisby asks why we don’t make more use of it.

A (failed) attempt to defend Help to Buy

With Britain’s house prices in bubble territory, the government’s Help to Buy scheme is doing nobody any favours, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How to invest in Britain’s hottest high street

Britain’s high streets are bouncing back as consumer spending increases. Here, Matthew Partridge picks the best way to invest in one of the country’s hottest retail spots.

Land value tax - the best of all possible taxes

A land value tax is not just an excellent tax, it is the best tax possible, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But only if it is the only tax in town.

The government is inflating a disastrous property bubble

The only reason Britain’s house prices have not collapsed is because the government has not allowed them to. That will end in disaster, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Take advantage of Osborne’s boom while it lasts

George Osborne is determined to spark a pre-election house price boom. That will be bad for Britain. But there are profits to be made in the short term.

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