EU migration to UK at lowest level since 2013

Estimates from the Office for National Statistics found that immigration to the UK from the EU remains at its lowest level since 2013. The ONS, however, had to admit the reliability of the data set had been called into question and therefore had been downgraded from “national statistic” status to “experimental.” The data showed net

Increase in first-time buyer home lending

Lending to first time buyers is up in the first quarter of 2019, according to figures from UK Finance. In Scotland there were 6,760 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in Scotland, a 4.5% increase from the same quarter last year. Furthermore, there were 6,620 new home mover mortgages, an increase of 6.6%. The figures also

Letting agency accused of ‘locking out tenants’

A letting agency has been accused of illegally evicting tenants and taking their belongings. According to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, three tenants, who rented rooms through Flintons, said they arrived home to find locks had been changed and rooms emptied. Some said their possessions had not yet been returned. Others said their belongings were

Man who faked car crashes is jailed

A man who fabricated car crashes in order to claim thousands of pounds from insurance companies has been jailed for 10 months. Leeds Crown Court heard how Motondo, 40, who preached at a Pentecostal church in Leeds, bought policies using personal details of two people in his congregation and then rang insurers posing as them.