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THE private housing sector is driving a construction industry revival, although skills shortages threaten the pace of recovery throughout the Midlands, according to the latest RICS Construction Market Survey for Q1 2014.
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NORTHGATE Vehicle Hire, which has branches in Cannock, Stoke, Birmingham and Kidderminster, has appointed Mark Goss as asset procurement director as the company sets to expand and build on its growth plans.
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CONSUMERS' confidence in their financial situation is at its most positive level in over three years, prompting predictions that people will become more willing to splash out on luxuries in the coming months, a report has found.
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THE average mum puts in 31 hours of housework every week, the equivalent of four full working days and made up of 23 hours’ work during the week and another eight hours on a typical weekend according to research by Direct Line.
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THE executive director of policy and external affairs, British Chambers of Commerce, Adam Marshall, met Black Country Chamber of Commerce Platinum Group members to discuss the economy nationally, especially post-Budget.
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6:40am Sunday 13th April 2014
ONE in seven (14 per cent) of those planning to retire this year has made no personal pension provision and will be either totally or heavily dependent on the State Pension, according to research by Prudential.
6:20am Sunday 13th April 2014
THE cost of restoring a flood-hit three-bedroom house to its former condition could be, on average, £30,000, with flood proofing costing an additional £15,000 according to data issued by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
6:10am Sunday 13th April 2014
SAVVY youngsters are saving more than their parents’ generation did, with 94 per cent of today’s 11 to 16-year-olds setting money aside for the future, according to new research from Santander 123 Mini.
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NEW research from Direct Line for Business (DL4B) reveals that nearly two thirds of mums (65 per cent) with children under the age of 10 are considering starting a business from home in the next three years.
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7:40am Friday 11th April 2014
THE average number of houses sold per chartered surveyor in the West Midlands jumped to its highest level in four years during the first three months of 2014 as increasing numbers of buyers looked to test the housing market right across the country, says the RICS March Residential Market Survey.
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RENT rises will be overtaken by wage growth in 2014, while disposable income for those in the private rented sector is set to grow for the first whole year since the financial crisis, according to the latest analysis by LSL Property Services.
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8:08am Thursday 10th April 2014
ENERGY giant British Gas has been ordered to pay £5.6 million in compensation and fines for blocking business from switching suppliers and failing to tell others their contracts were ending, Ofgem said.
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SEVERN Valley Railway’s (SVR) Footplate Experience has announced a new partnership, teaming up with 3 Wheel Drive Limited, in partnership with Morgan Motors, to provide guests with a heritage transport experience package.
6:10am Thursday 10th April 2014