Fed FOMC Statement

The Federal Open Market Committee issued its latest statement today. The vote to increase the borrowing target range by 25 bps to 1.00-1.25% from 0.75-1.00% was 8 to 1, with Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari voting against the action, preferring no change in monetary policy. Kashkari also dissented at the March 15 meeting when the…

The Election Result

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” Having pushed the button, the result has been a remarkable miscalculation for Mrs May. The dust is starting to settle on the make-up of the new Cabinet following the surprise result in last week’s General Election. This particular explosion has resulted in: The loss of Gavin…

4 Point Plan for Northern Housing

The Northern Housing Consortium is calling on all prospective MPs and leading Stakeholders to back its work in tackling the housing crisis in the North. They believe the solutions to this exist and, with the right commitment, are achievable. They have set out four headline and interlinked housing priorities for the incoming Government: Support for…