Archive for May, 2013

ET Supports UK’s first and only LGBT Network…

On Friday the 24th May, ET’s Executive Member Clive Rolfe attended the launch of Check-OUT at the brand new Co Op offices in Manchester. Check-OUT is the UK’s first and only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) network.  The network is made up of retailers of all sizes who support inclusive work places where everyone [read more…]


First People Buy Through UKs Help to Buy Scheme…

The first people to buy their home under the UK’s new £4.5 billion Help to Buy scheme have the keys to their new three bedroom semi detached house. The first time buyers have moved into their Taylor Wimpey home in Liverpool after securing a 20% loan under the government scheme which then enabled them to [read more…]


Help to Buy Scheme Boosts Sales for Barratt…

Private forward sales at housebuilder Barratt Developments have climbed past £1bn as market conditions continue to pick up. The strong start to the second half of the group’s financial year has continued with trading going well in the 18 weeks from 1 January to 5 May 2013, Barratt said in an update to the Stock [read more…]


Record Low Interest Rates to Stay…

Until 2015, says the Sunday Express writer, Tracey Boles… Interest rates could stay at their current record low of 0.5% for at least another two years according to economists. The prediction that rates will be held until 2015 comes ahead of the latest meeting of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee last week. Interest [read more…]


Interest-only mortgage? Take action now!

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told banks to contact borrowers in an effort to prevent them defaulting on their loans. Around 600,000 homeowners will have to repay their interest-only mortgage before 2020 and just under half will not have enough money to pay the loan back in full, according to FCA research. The FCA [read more…]