The price of London property is entering uncharted territory. But if you’re still tempted to buy into the bubble, bear in mind what happened to one of history’s most brilliant men.
Foreign buyers could be put off from buying up prime central London property, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But not because of capital gains tax.
There is virtually no chance that any big government project – such as the Olympics or HS2 – will come in anywhere near its original budget, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The ‘No’ campaign material from the last Scottish referendum may seem out-dated, says Merryn Somerset Webb – but the issues remain the same.
Our tax system massively favours buy-to-let property buyers over those looking to secure their first home, says Merryn Somerset Web.
There’s a lot wrong with the tax regime in the Netherlands, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it does give Scotland something to think about.
The question of independence for Scotland is not about different values. We all have the same values. It is about the best way of achieving those values.
The SNP’s plans for a post-referendum Scotland promise no real changes to anything. So why bother with the whole charade at all?
When our ultra-low interest rates do go up – as they must – we will find that more people stand to benefit than lose out.
Fund charges have gone up astronomically in the last couple of decades. That might be fine if performance had too.
While the reappearance of the shared appreciation mortgage is intriguing in itself, Merryn Somerset Webb explains why she wouldn’t touch it today.
Modern banks are complicated businesses. They deserve to be run by people who understand how they work, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Too many luxury homes are being built in London, and not enough affordable ones. The market will fix that, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Merryn Somerset Webb explains why the Help to Buy scheme is looking at Britain’s housing problem from the wrong angle.
The hype surrounding Twitter’s listing should serve as a warning to investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.