While prime London prices still storm ahead, good signs for England and Wales

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Ø Average prices in Prime London Central (PLC) have reached £1,379,142; up 13% over this time last year

Ø The number of transactions over £2m in PLC have risen 60% compared to last year.

Ø Positive news for England and Wales: price growth has increased by 5% over April 2012, transactions by 3%.

Ø The most expensive sale took place in a terraced house on Bolney Gate, The City of Westminster for £18,250,000

Ø The cheapest sale also took place in a terraced house. This time in Egremont, Cumbria for £7,000

April 2013 statistics released yesterday by HM Land Registry have shown property prices storming ahead in PLC. House prices in the heart of the capital rose 13% over the year to reach a new high of £1,379,142 – 6 times higher than England and Wales. The average price in the country has reached £234,957, showing a fractional growth since March. However, versus this time last year prices are 5% higher.

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Labour plans welcome rogue landlord crackdown but needs to also focus on building new rented homes

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Ed “Wallace” Milliband desperately searching for policies to copy.

Calls for a national crackdown on rogue landlords have been welcomed this week as property chiefs pressed Labour over the need to focus on delivering vital new homes for rent to deal with both quality and supply issues.

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Are cloud-based services right for the Government?

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UK Cabinet Office with its head in the clouds

The UK Cabinet Office is also pushing the government to implement cloud-based services due to the benefits of working in the cloud; the UK Cabinet’s latest directive urges employees to utilise these services when possible, although they haven’t yet set any requirements for particular businesses offering the services.

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