Get ready for a fresh slide in British house prices

Get ready for a fresh slide in British house prices

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) thinks a further 12,476 financial sector jobs will be lost next year, with more to come. The fact is, with investors rattled and paralysed by fear, there’s just not enough work to go around.

“Equity trading is down 20% in value year on year; gilts trading is down by a third, currency trading is down 5% this year – the first fall since 2009. Merger activity is down by a third in the UK, and even more worldwide. Even the formerly dominant derivatives sector is also down by around a fifth so far this year”.

The bonus bonanza days are gone too. The surviving bankers will earn less, with bonuses set to come in at just 15% of the level they hit at the peak in 2006.

12 comments on “Get ready for a fresh slide in British house prices
  1. Youri Carma says:

    Get ready for a US House price slide as well:

    The FHA Is Blowing Up: Bad News For The Housing Market

    You can kiss this “housing recovery” goodbye. I think home prices nationally could fall 25%+ from here.

  2. Trevor Morgan says:

    I predict the property price falls will be extremely uneven with some areas seeing a dramatic collapse that could well half prices or more. Some will plunge and some areas will glide. There will be a lot of negative equity and in the worst cases the best thing to do is declare bankruptcy asap.

  3. I_Cant_Believe_Its_Just_a_Dip says:

    Heres a bit of friday night humour sort of politically house related, has a funny musical ‘our house’ version with extra bits comes in at 8:12 minutes please hold on!(especially if you like 2 tone) lol.

  4. Evolutis says:

    When a litter of puppies is born …ya just got to wonder who the father is.

  5. What-me-worry? says:

    Banks gonna be collecting up all them title deeds and working you out a good deal so you don’t ‘lose’ your home. BTW – UK privatise-stazi plod commisars ‘voted in’ anyway, regardless of the fact that 80%+ of uk peeps have not consented by not voting. Mockracy innit.

    Friday vibes:

  6. What-me-worry? says:

    “Households are more optimistic that the value of their home will rise over the next year {2013} than at any time since 2010…”
    Stir it up, little darling

  7. Bruce says:

    The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) thinks a further 12,476 financial sector jobs will be lost next year, with more to come.
    I hope we see some more ‘crazy forex trader’-style videos from this lot.

  8. Max Power says:

    Austairity budgets and fiscal cliffs, Canada :

    The federal government has cut 10,980 jobs as part of its bid to balance the budget, Treasury Board president Tony Clement said Friday.

    As part of the cuts, 7,500 positions were eliminated through attrition, by cutting vacant jobs or not replacing people who left willingly, Clement said in a news release.

    “We said we would eliminate 19,200 positions within the federal government and we are doing what we promised to do,” he said. “In just six months, we have already achieved more than half the reductions set out in the budget. A leaner, more affordable government is good for taxpayers and it’s important in terms of our ability to return to balanced budgets.”

    Earlier this week, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the government was off by one year in its projected return to a balanced budget. Flaherty had said Canada would have a balanced budget by 2015-16, but a global economic slowdown means it will take until 2016-17. That’s two years after the date Flaherty projected during the 2011 federal election.

    New Democrat finance critic Peggy Nash says Canadians should demand the programs and services that their taxes pay for.

    “I think they [the government] owe Canadians more information than they’re giving them about the progams and services that they’re planning to cut. What they’re doing is, every time they’re cutting jobs, they’re affecting Canadians’ ability to get services,” Nash said.

    Earlier Friday, Flaherty and Prime Minister Stephen Harper hinted in separate news conferences that there could be more cuts to come with the deficit up to $26.2 billion this year — $5.1 billion more than the government had projected.

    “It could mean even more job losses and even more cuts to programs and services that Canadians count on,” Nash said.

    Clement’s news release provides a list of departments and the number of positions eliminated.


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