British banks last month approved the greatest number of mortgages since June 2018, a tentative sign that the worst of the housing market's slowdown ahead of Brexit may have passed, data showed on Friday.
British households reported the strongest growth in at least a decade in their earnings from work, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting that consumers and their spending can keep on supporting the economy during the Brexit crisis.
Asking prices for British homes rose by the most in over a year in the four weeks to April 6, a survey showed, adding to other tentative signs that the housing market may have passed the worst of its slowdown ahead of Brexit.
The cost of a comprehensive motor insurance policy fell one percent in Britain in the first quarter, pushed down by uncertainty around the rate used to calculate compensation for personal injuries and the Civil Liability Bill, a survey showed.
Britain's water industry regulator said on Thursday it agreed reductions in bills of between 5 percent and 15 percent with three of the country's main utilities in its draft approvals of their pricing and investment plans for the next five years.