The Bank of England have cut interest rates to their lowest in 368 years. Base rates are now at 0.25% and a further £60bn of ‘Quantitive Easing’ was also promised with the suggestion that rates could be trimmed yet further by the year end. Some economists suggest that this is needed and welcome, others are less sure but on Radio 2 I was asked for […]
I found this compilation of radio and tv interviews I had stitched together using Apples clever iMovie software. Some toe-curling moments but useful perhaps for anyone scratching their head wondering how to get invited onto the airwaves. Don’t be afraid to push – at least you can see how low the bar is and how desperate the broadcasters must be! Click to start!
In a BBC1 Inside Out program housing minister Brandon Lewis ‘aspires’ to build a million new homes by the end of the Parliament. Media goes crazy and swiftly describes it as a pledge. I speak to Sophie Long about the chances of hitting this target, the reasons we need to and the implications of not doing so.
With publication of the latest ONS house price statistics this morning Caroline Hepker wanted to know where we were with house prices and what the second half of the year might have in store. Click the thumbnail below
What can you expect from the various political pledges made on housing? I’ve spent the day with BBC Radio, LBC and in the evening summarising the party promises to Rebecca Jones on BBC News. Click the thumbnail below There is helpful, dispassionate background on the housing issues from Full Fact and updated election policy news from the BBC here.
As David Cameron announces his latest housing initiative it’s time to ask Christian Fraser to summarise the position of the main political parties on property & then for me (in dire need of a haircut) to speak to Julian Worricker along with ‘case study’ Lucia Hull about the impact of housing on an Election in 66 days time. Click the thumbnail below
High Street agents raked in £1bn+ in fees last year claims online agent HouseSimple. ITv London looks at whether the time has come for sellers and landlords to look at the savings to be made using an online estate agent. I’m talking to Charlene White in a ‘green screen’ studio in Grey’s Inn Road. Click the thumbnail below
An update on the market for BBC Your Money Click the thumbnail below
‘Tis the season for summaries. Off to the Gherkin to discuss the current state of the housing market with Jannat Jalil on Sky News Business.