Government faces £140m solar compensation bill

Group of claimants swells to 17 including contractor Breyer Group The government is facing claims totalling £140m for losses following its illegal cuts to the solar feed-in-tariff after the number of firms claiming compensation doubled. Among the 17 claimants are contractor Breyer Group, which is claiming that the cut cost it £6.3m in lost business. […]

RICS December 2012 UK Housing Market Survey

House sales across the UK look set to increase as chartered surveyors’ expectations for the coming three months rose significantly, says the latest RICS housing market survey of 15 January 2013. Last month, 24% more surveyors across the country predicted that transactions would rise rather than fall over the next quarter. This more positive outlook […]

Housing market Recovery IS here, insist lenders

Mortgage lenders are insistent that the housing market recovery is under way. The Council of Mortgage Lenders says it “may be easy to overlook the recovery that has already quietly been under way”, with consumer sentiment having not yet caught up. The CML gives ten reasons for its positive outlook, starting with a claim that […]