EU Law Analysis: Fair Movement of People: Emergency Brake (Part 3)

Catherine Barnard and Sarah Fraser Butlin* *The authors are both at the University of Cambridge and funded by the ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe programme. An expanded version of some of these arguments can be found in Barnard and Fraser Butlin, ‘Free movement v. Fair Movement: Brexit and Managed Migration (2018) 55 Common Market Law Review 203 Introduction In the first two blogs (here and here) in this series we began to outline our notion of ‘fair movement’. In the first blog we argued for a clear linkage between…

Principality BS announce key appointment in the home counties

Principality Building Society’s intermediaries division has made a fundamental appointment to its business development team continuing its aspiring growth plans. Zeenat Shaffi has joined Principality as a field based business development manager for the home counties, enhancing the BDM team to nine spanning across the UK. Zeenat brings 12 years’ experience in financial services with her, predominately dealing with mortgages and key relationships in and around London. Zeenat’s role will be fundamental to supporting brokers in the home counties, handling individual application scenarios…

Where to buy a home for the cleanest air

Homebuyers concerned about the quality of air where they plan to live should consider properties in Wales and the North West of England, according to Future Climate Info (FCI)’s Clean Air Affordability Monitor. It shows that both regions offer some of England and Wales’ most affordable locations for homebuyers seeking clean, unpolluted air. Among the 50 local authorities with the highest concentration of housing transactions in ‘clean air’ postcodes, properties in Blaenau Gwent in Wales were found to be the most affordable, followed by…

1 in 10 spoilt UK pets have their own room at home

There is no denying that Brits are a nation of pet lovers. But the latest research from carried out by interiors retailer, Furniture123.co.uk, has shown the extent that some homeowners are prepared to go to in order to keep their fury friends happy. According to a survey of 1,013 UK pet owners, British pet owners spend an average of £286 per year furnishing and decorating their home for their furry friends. This comes following recent reports that – as a nation – Brits spend…

House prices take a dive in Britain’s priciest seaside town

New research from Halifax has shown that despite average house prices in British seaside towns increasing by 21% in the past decade – over £4,000 a year, those at the top end of the scale have had less fortune. Sandbanks in Poole has long been acknowledged as one of the UK’s most sought after locations to live and Britain’s most expensive seaside town. Living in this coastal location will set you back an average £626,553. However, according to the figures released by Halifax,…

Decade long struggle for the average FTB

New research from estate agents, Hamptons International, has shown that despite a rise in incomes, the average time it takes for first time buyers to save a deposit is still over ten years. Saving for a 15% deposit In Q1 2018 the average single first-time buyer would have to save for 10 and a half years to raise a 15% deposit on their first home. This is slightly down on the 11 years recorded in Q1 2017 and reflects slower house price growth…

Equity release figures up 5.8% in May

The latest data from Responsible Equity Release has revealed that the UK’s equity release market continues to grow despite the current bleak economic climate. According to the report, total amounts of equity released by homeowners was up 5.8% in May 2018 compared to April 2018. Additionally, the number of equity release plans taken out saw a 10% rise covering the same periods. Although the total amount of equity release continues to climb and the number of completed plans has risen, the average amount…

What Do Family Law Firms Deal With?

Most of us do not hire family lawyers until we find ourselves trapped in a seemingly endless problem. We also do not bother knowing which law firm to go to in case we get across the need to have a legal consultation. Your family is probably your biggest investment in life. You have not just invested financially but you also invested emotionally, mentally and spiritually. So it would definitely hurt you to find your marriage, which is considered the foundation of your family, drowning in problems that are most likely…