Month: June 2013

FTBs typically spent £138k on new homes in April

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The typical price for a FTB property in the UK was £138k in April. Summary: The average property price for FTBs rose from £135,931 in March to £138,632 in April Typical deposits in April for FTBs were £27,178 This accounted for 81.7% of the average salary of a FTB The average amount of money first-time… Read more »

Top ideas on what to do this summer

The summer is now upon us and you’re bound to have packed your bags and moved back home for the long university break; but if you haven’t organised any plans for the holidays, don’t fear. There is still plenty of time to get things done – read on for some of our great summertime ideas…. Read more »

Majority of Oxbridge students come from the south

Most British students studying at The University of Oxford or The University of Cambridge are from southern England, according to recent findings. Data released to The Guardian revealed there is a wide gap in the number of Oxbridge applicants that are accepted who are from the north of the country, with 30% of admissions from… Read more »

Prime property in Dubai ‘is a cost-effective investment’

Q2 saw improvements in Dubai’s property market

Prime property in Dubai is far cheaper than in other cities around the world, it has been said. Summary: Luxury Dubai property is ‘cheap by global standards’ Prime property values in Dubai rose by 18.3% year-on-year between March 2012 and 2013 More stock of real estate is coming into the market, says the IMF Investing… Read more »

Work begins on expansion of Dubai Mall

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The Dubai Mall is set to expand to attract 100 million visitors every year as construction work gets underway. Summary: Work has begun to expand The Dubai Mall When complete, it hopes to attract more than 100 million visitors annually 1 million sq ft will be added to the shopping centre Plans to expand The… Read more »

Female graduates with 2:1s earn the same as those with firsts

Female undergraduates who achieve a first class degree do not get jobs that offer a higher starting salary than those who get a 2:1, according to findings from the Centre of Economic Performance. The group stated that while men’s salaries are 6% higher in comparison to women’s, females earn the same regardless of whether they… Read more »

International students ‘vital to make UK universities world-class’

Universities in the UK need international students in order to be competitive on a global scale. This is the opinion of Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sheffield, who said international students are “vital to our world-leading universities and to the UK economy”. “International students bring skills, talents and investment which are… Read more »

Help to Buy scheme could help 72% of homebuyers

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Nearly three-quarters of homebuyers could benefit from the government’s Help to Buy scheme. Summary: 72% of homebuyers said they have heard of the Help to Buy scheme 26% said the initiative would ‘definitely’ help them 36% stated they ‘think’ it could help them get on the property ladder The government’s Help to Buy initiative could… Read more »