Hope for UK house prices, Driving innovation and investment in Europe
Friday 16 October 2020 – Vol.11 Ed.42.5.
Commentary: Hope for UK house prices
By Chris Papadopoullos in London
It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of the UK’s housing market. Mortgages account for almost half of UK banks’ sterling assets and two-thirds of lending to the private sector. Policy-makers will have been reassured by data showing that the housing market bounced back from the pandemic’s effects over the summer. However, a major concern for the market will be unemployment. As it rises, we can expect more downward pressure on house prices and more action from policy-makers.
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Meeting: Driving innovation in Europe
Tuesday 27 October, 16:00-17:00 GMT
Kerstin Jorna, director general for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs at the European Commission, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on small- and medium-sized enterprises. She addresses European industry and investment in the context of the Future Generation Fund, and how the green and sustainable agenda will be expanded.
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