This January the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a task group. The group aims to share the experience as they assess the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions.
If your business has an innovative idea, it is a good time to decrease time-to-market, and cut feasibility study and market research costs by applying to Innovate UK Smart Grant. The scheme allows you to discuss the growth opportunities for your business and offers tailored business support services that will help you maximise project outcome and its business potential.
The historical vote of the EU Parliament released Britain from the EU. It means Brexit will be finally delivered, and this very fact will dominate markets performance in 2020. It is essential because sterling pound and UK equities will remain cheap and attractive. Right now, the pound is around 20% below its equilibrium, and the UK equity market is 60% less expensive than fair value. And it does not come unnoticed.
Tightened regulatory framework on small UK landlords leads to unexpected consequences on the property market, allowing investors. The Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) warned that the demand for private rented homes is outstripping supply and Rightmove observed strong demand from tenants.
At the same time, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) discovered in a survey that 45% of landlords assumed the Stamp Duty Levy on additional properties a deterrent to further investment in buy-to-let.
The United Kingdom welcomes international students by changing Tier 2 Visa rules. The new system will allow them to stay to work in the UK for up to two years after graduation. The number of post-study visas will have no cap and is effectively limited only by the number of applicants.