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Saturday 29th of January 2011

News Tag: private

January 7, 2011

New car sales up 1.8%

by Gill Montia
New car sales up 1.8%
Sales of new cars in the UK rose by 1.8% in 2010, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported, although volumes were still at their second-lowest in the past decade and almost 375,000 units short of 2007 levels. At 2,030,846 units, total sales were up by 35,847 on 2009, with the fleet market growing 10% as private volumes slipped following ...



July 15, 2010

Mortgage constraints & economic uncertainty bedevil new housing market

by Gill Montia
”Mortgage
Barratt Developments completed 11,377 homes in the year to the end of June, down from 13,277 in the previous 12 month period. Private completions fell to 9,455, compared with 11,133 in 2008/09; social housing completions stood at 1,870 as against 2,069 and joint ventures were down from 75 to 52. However, the developer's cancellation rate settled out at 18% in ...



November 19, 2009

Bovis reservations 83% up on the year

by Gill Montia
”Bovis
Bovis Homes achieved 1,488 private reservations in the year to 13th November 2009, an 83% rise on the comparative figure for the same period in 2008. The group also says it anticipates legally completing around 1,800 sales in 2009, of which 1,500 are expected to be private homes (compared with 1,223 a year earlier) and around 300 social homes (compared ...



April 28, 2009

Private health insurance popular despite recession

by David Masters
Private health insurance popular despite recession
British consumers are increasingly turning to private insurance for their healthcare needs despite the deepening recession. Research by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that the number of people covered by private medical insurance (PMI) increased 2.7% in 2008, compared with 2007. By the end of 2008, 6.2 million people were paying premiums on private health insurance. A further 1.1 million people ...