G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgG4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42018 interim results for the half year.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw)  42018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.last_img read more

The FTSE 100 stock market crash: is the worst yet to come?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 5th April, 2020 Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address The FTSE 100 stock market crash: is the worst yet to come? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares This year’s stock market crash has been one of the worst on record. As governments around the world have closed down whole countries, business revenue has evaporated overnight.These actions have sent global stock prices plunging, as some of the biggest companies in the world have seen sales disappear. Unfortunately, this could be just the start. March’s stock market crash was a reaction to the coronavirus outbreak.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investors now have to deal with the economic fallout. Initial figures suggest this is going to be one of the biggest economic collapses in history. In other words, there’s a good chance the stock market crash could get a lot worse.Stock market crash: Not overInvestors are facing some difficult choices right now. On the one hand, many stocks look cheap compared to history. However, on the other hand, there’s a good chance the stock market crash could get a lot worse before it gets better.The problem is, it’s impossible to tell what the future holds for the stock market. We don’t know if stocks are going to rise or fall from current levels. They could do both.In this environment, the best course of action is to stick to your investment plan. Buy good quality companies at reasonable prices when you can afford to, and don’t let market action drive your decisions.Investing for the long termOver the past 120 years, the UK stock market has produced an average return for investors, after inflation, of around 5%. This time frame encompasses some of the most volatile periods in human history.If the market can come out stronger after events such as WWI and WWII, its highly likely the market will be higher in 10 years than it is today. With that in mind, investors should focus on the long-term potential of stocks and avoid trying to time the stock market crash.Multiple studies have shown that trying to pick market tops and bottoms is a waste of time. It’s better to sit tight and regularly invest over a long time frame. This will allow you to benefit from the wealth-creating powers of the stock market without having to spend too much time trying to work out whether or not it is a good time to invest.The bottom lineOverall, there’s a good chance the stock market crash could have further to go. But we just don’t know how significant the decline will ultimately be. What we do know is that, over the long term, stocks tend to produce an attractive return.In times of uncertainty, it could be better to focus on the long-term potential of stocks, rather than trying to predict short-term market movements. It’s never a bad time to invest in high-quality businesses with a definite competitive advantage. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Hotshot: Harlequins Women wing Heather Cowell

first_img Harlequins Women wing Heather Cowell Date of birth (23 Jan 1996) Born Twickenham Club Harlequins Country England Position WingWhat sports did you play growing up? I played all sports at school and mini rugby at London Scottish with my brothers for a while. I also did gymnastics, which got serious pretty quickly and they weren’t keen on me playing rugby as well.I started gymnastics at seven, did my first international competition at nine and my first World Championships at 11. I was a junior world champion in tumbling and competed at international level until my second year of uni at 20, but then I wanted a new challenge.That’s where rugby came in? Yes. One of my friends played and suggested I came down, so I started playing for the uni (University of Birmingham). Then in my third year I did half a season at Worcester.Did you enjoy rugby straightaway? Definitely. I loved being outside and kicking a ball around. I’d always done that with my brothers anyway.Who was your childhood hero? Kelly Holmes was always someone I looked up to. I enjoyed watching her at the Olympics.When did you link up with Harlequins? Corner stop: Heather Cowell scores for Harlequins in the Tyrrells Premier 15s (Getty Images) After uni I came home and played for Quins for six months, then I went travelling. I wasn’t really serious about rugby then. I’d had enough of being serious about sport with the gymnastics.Then when I got back for the start of last season, I linked up with Quins again and played a full season.What are your goals this year? To build on last season and keep developing. At Quins we have an amazing set-up with an unbelievable amount of international players, so I want to keep learning from them and keep playing well. And hopefully get some tries!What about international honours? At the end of last season, I was in and out of England camps but I didn’t get selected for the tour (Super Series). It was still really cool and there was lots to learn in an environment with that professionalism. My long-term goal is to get a cap.How difficult is it to juggle rugby with work? That’s the hardest thing. It’s not just training, it’s getting enough sleep, eating right and so on, as well as working 9am to 5.30pm and studying for my chartered accountancy exams. It gets a bit crazy.RW VERDICT: Cowell has achieved success in gymnastics and is now doing the same in rugby. The wing has reduced her working week to four days to give her more time for rugby as she bids to become a key figure for Quins and earn England honours. A former gymnast who is now impressing in the wide channels for Harlequinscenter_img This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

TCU’s YAF talks cancel culture

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Conservative speaker and Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss spoke at the Student Union Wednesday night on the important of free speech on college campuses and society as a whole. Her event comes amid controversy of its cancellation by the Overby Center and rescheduling by school administration in the Union. Photo by Mason Scioneaux. Facebook printTCU’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) took on cancel culture this week with a conversation led by a commentator from the Daily Wire. The phenomenon of boycotting a person or their work was condemned by Elisha Krauss, a host and commentator for the Daily Wire. a right-leaning media outlet. The event was titled, “End the Left’s Cancel Culture.” Kraus said liberals who participate in cancel culture try to limit the information the public receives on an accused person because they want the individual to garner as little sympathy as possible.A flyer for the event. Photo courtesy: @tcuyaf/twitterThe chairman of TCU YAF, Alex Frank, said he wanted Krauss to speak on cancel culture to counter “the idea that an individual is summed up by a caricature” of his or her actions. Frank said the organization decided to invite her because of her ability to engage with college students.“She is an out-of-the-box thinker and a traditional conservative,” he said. “With other speakers, we might have felt as if the message we were trying to convey would not be presented in a manner that was friendly enough for the standard college student listening in.” Frank said he was excited to have hosted Krauss and predicted she will soon become even more prominent in conservative and libertarian media. “The fact that we were able to secure her at this time is extremely crucial, not only for the organization at TCU but also for developing a successful track record in our ability to secure even more prominent speakers on behalf of the YAF chapter at TCU,” he said.  Frank said that TCU YAF is “a fusion of conservative and libertarianism seen during the Reagan era,” and “a bevy of intellectual diversity in the sense that we do not promote or endorse specific party platforms, rather idea viewpoints.” Krauss said one problem with cancel culture is its reliance on what she believes are accusations made with limited information.“We live in a new world where we have all these so-called ‘experts’ that only advance their own political agenda,” she said. “It judges a person based solely on outward appearance or on tweets rather than actual actions.”Another problem she proposed is the immediacy with which accusers on social media pass judgment on an accused’s culpability.“I think there’s an odd desire to act instantly that plays into cancel culture,” she said. “There’s a broader issue in our culture with millennials reacting so quickly and in such a visceral way.”The Daily Wire’s Elisha Krauss (via Facebook)She argued for more nuance in the way public figures should be tried in the metaphorical court of public opinion. She said that some offenses deserve complete ‘cancellation’ from society, while other actions allow for an opportunity for the accused to redeem themselves.For example, she said individuals such as Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, who were each accused of sexual assault, are examples of public figures whose alleged actions deserve severe public consequences; however, she said individuals like Roseanne Barr, whose television show was canceled after she sent out a racist tweet, were judged too quickly. A general yardstick for determining a proportionate social consequence can be seen in our founding documents, she said.She said one should not be ‘canceled’ if “someone isn’t inhibiting another’s life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.” One attendee, Abbey Young, a sophomore finance and French double major, said she thought the event was educational.“I think the event was a great way to talk about an aspect of the culture that not everyone may completely understand,” she said. “The speaker (Krauss) was fantastic and I really enjoyed hearing her point of view.”By speaking to college students, Krauss hoped to point out what she believes to be a common issue in which millennials, herself included, participate. “I think that rush to judgment of all people, no matter what side of the aisle they’re on, needs to be put in check,” she said. “And I would hope that they would work on that personally, professionally, and as a broader campus and society.”  Previous articleHoroscope: February 4, 2020Next articleThe Leap 2/4/20 Alexandra Lang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Lang ReddIt Linkedin Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 The Skiff: April 8, 2021 What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ + posts Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Linkedin Twitter The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 1, 2021last_img read more

ETA renews threats against journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further SpainEurope – Central Asia News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation SpainEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Spain December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img October 21, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ETA renews threats against journalists RSF_en News News April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed its serious concern after ETA issued a series of new threats against journalists. It called on Spanish authorities to protect them.Editor of the daily El Mundo, Pedro J. Ramírez, said on 18 October 2004 that a journalist on his paper had received threats from the Basque separatist group.Basque television and radio Euskal Irratia Telebista (EITB) let it be known on 15 October that several of its staff had received threatening letters from ETA.The worldwide press freedom organisation expressed its concern in a letter to interior minister José Antonio Alonso. “ETA has resumed its terror campaign against media who do not cover international politics or the situation in the Basque country to their liking. We urge the Spanish authorities once again to put in place all the necessary measures to protect journalists and allow them to work normally,” it said.The editorial of El Mundo said an unnamed journalist working in the Basque Country received a letter from ETA in the week of 15 October telling him that his name had been entered in the separatist group’s internal bulletin. ETA said in the letter that the journalist’s work was “not good” and accused him of being a “police officer” and an “informer”.”You use the word terrorist to refer to ETA and its members. You encourage police operations and you are in favour of a police solution to the conflict,” said the letter. You express your joy when ETA members are tortured or kidnapped. You stir up people against the Basque National Liberation Movement (MLNV).”Reporters Without Borders pointed out that Spain is the only country in the European Union in which journalists, when targeted by ETA, have to move around permanently with bodyguards. Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

Anti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf Ears

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp TAGSEnvironmentNews Mayor Leddin and friends promote the new initiative.By Joseph ChaplinDog owners will have no excuse for not cleaning up after their pets, should Limerick City and County Council’s novel approach to raising awareness prove a success. The council has installed two programmable audio systems, developed by NUI Maynooth company, Riteview Solutions, on either side of the Shannon in Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dog walkers who pass the devices on the City Boardwalk will trigger the audio, imploring them to clean up after theirpets with the message: ”Do your bit to keep Limerick clean. Stop Limerick Dog Litter. Use Any bag any bin – please pick up after your dog.”The new and inventive campaign has been met warmly by Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Kathleen Leddin, who weighed in on the issue of dog foul in the city: “It is wonderful to see the bond between a dog and its owner. Dogs are such wonderful companions but unfortunately they cannot clean up after themselves. It really is important for dog owners to continue to become more responsible and to pick up their dogs litter considering dog waste is not only a nuisance but can also carry diseases which can be harmful to humans. I would urge dog owners to dispose of such litter in the nearest litter bin or dog fouling bin.”Aidan McDermott, of Riteview Solutions explained that the audio devices grew from an experiment, examining how their technology can be integrated into environmental awareness programmes. The project has since been met with approval by environmental organisations such as Limerick’s Tidy Towns Committee, who work to keep Limerick clean.Speaking on the topic, spokespeople for Tidy Towns also explained that cleaning up after your pet is an easy task, and provided people with simple tips on making sure they aren’t responsible for a poor environment.via Anti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf Ears | Limerick Post Newswrite. Print Advertisement Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsAnti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf EarsBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2014 653 center_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick on Covid watch list Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Previous articleLimerick’s Hermitage Green to headline Live at the Big TopNext article‘Personal Choice’ Exhibition Opens Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Students vs UGC: Live Updates From Karnataka HC Hearing

first_imgTop StoriesStudents vs UGC: Live Updates From Karnataka HC Hearing LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Aug 2020 10:33 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court is hearing a plea filed by students of the Bangalore Institute of Technology, challenging the UGC Guidelines to conduct final year exams. Follow this page for live…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court is hearing a plea filed by students of the Bangalore Institute of Technology, challenging the UGC Guidelines to conduct final year exams. Follow this page for live updates.Live Updates 12 Aug 2020 1:44 AMThe bench adjourns hearing to tomorrow. 1. VTU has been asked to respond on why online exams cannot be held when viva was done online. 2. Govt asked to clarify about quarantine relaxations for students.12 Aug 2020 1:37 AMHC to Govt Advocate: Students from outside the state will be coming. You find out the state’s response on the communication made by the University seeking relaxation of quarantine regulations for students.  12 Aug 2020 1:28 AMHC asks University,  “do you have any instructions on the State Government relaxing quarantine regulations for students?”. 12 Aug 2020 1:28 AMAdv Bhat the University should give at least a provisional degree if the University is not able to conduct the exams within reasonable period of time? HC says without exams no provisional degree12 Aug 2020 1:23 AMHC: After 15/09, there is reasonable period of gap. What is the reasonable period for second chance exams?. Whether online can be allowed. This you have to respond, you take instruction, counsel for University. 12 Aug 2020 1:22 AMHC : University, you will have to respond, place it in witting why exams cannot be done online when VIVA is being done online. University counsel says, I will take instruction. It may be posted tomorrow. 12 Aug 2020 1:20 AMHC says, now we can ask the University to explore the possibility and time period in which the exams can be conducted.  12 Aug 2020 1:20 AMBhat : If you can do viva by online, it is not fair to say that you cannot do written exams online. I can give five to six platforms used by other colleges. 12 Aug 2020 1:17 AMBhat adds that viva is being conducted online. 12 Aug 2020 1:15 AMHC says the only point is even if the technical point is taken care of they will have to design the process for conducting online exams. Adv Bhat argues Christ College has done it online, NLSIU has done it online. “Unprecedented situation needs creative solutions”, he says.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

Oyster farming on Lough Foyle is a “wild west” scenario – Mac Lochlainn

first_img Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction It’s been claimed that an ongoing row over juridstiction of Lough Foyle is leading to a proliferation of unlicenced and unregulated oyster farms along the lough’s Inishowen shore.It is estimated that since 2014, the number of oyster trestles on the lough has increased from 2000 to over 30,000.Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn has expressed frustration after questioning Minister Michael Creed on what efforts were being made to address the issue and facilitate proper licensing and regulation of oyster farming on ther lough.He says due to the dispute over the jurisdiction of the Lough, what is left is a ‘wild west’ scenario…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/padfoyle.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Oyster farming on Lough Foyle is a “wild west” scenario – Mac Lochlainn Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleEscape from New York star Frank Doubleday diesNext articleNot enough being done to explore Raphoe’s tourism potential – Mc Brearty News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 31, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitterlast_img read more

France’s Total to sell Lindsey refinery to Prax Group

first_imgThe transaction includes the sale of the facility’s associated logistic assets, all related rights as well as all of the related rights and obligation The Lindsey refinery has an annual production capacity of 5.4 million tonnes. (Credit: SatyaPrem/Pixabay) French oil major Total has agreed to sell the Lindsey refinery to a UK-based petroleum products company Prax Group.The financial details of the transaction are not disclosed by the company.The deal includes the sale of the facility’s associated logistic assets, all related rights as well as all of the related rights and obligation.The refinery, which is located in Immingham (Lincolnshire) in England, has an annual production capacity of 5.4 million tonnes.Total Refining and Chemicals president Bernard Pinatel said: “This transaction is in line with our forward-looking strategy for Total’s European refining base, which involves focusing our investments on integrated refining and petrochemical platforms.“After considering several options for the future of the Lindsey site, Total chose the one that best protects local jobs.”Once the conditions of the sale have been satisfied, the deal is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.Total and IOC JV will set up manufacturing units across IndiaAdditionally, the company has announced the formation of a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company with Indian Oil Corp (IOC) to provide bitumen derivatives.The JV will set up manufacturing units across India and market bitumen derivatives as well as the specialty products for the road construction industry in India.The specialty products include polymer-modified bitumen, crumb rubber modified bitumen, bitumen emulsions and other specialty products.Total said that the new entity will also explore the possibilities to cater to other South Asian markets.IndianOil chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya said: “This would cater to B2B customers involved in road infrastructure development, both in the government and private sectors and I am confident that this would start a revolution in road construction activities in the country by providing superior technology products at competitive prices.”Recently, Total announced securing $14.9bn financing for the $20bn LNG project in northern Mozambique.last_img read more

Housing industry welcome Chancellor’s boost for homebuyers

first_imgFirst-time property purchasers saving for a deposit will be given a 25 per cent financial top up from the Government, George Osborne (right)  announced in last week’s Budget statement, much to the delight of many property professionals.Many industry experts are pleased that the Chancellor has recognised the need to provide yet more support for homebuyers by announcing the launch of a Help to Buy ISA later this year.Whilst the operational details still need to be finalised, in principle the scheme will provide an important financial incentive for first-time buyers, helping many people achieve the goal of owning their own home.“Combined with the extension of Help to Buy and measures introduced in the Autumn statement to reform Stamp Duty Land Tax with a fairer system, this should provide further positive stimulus for the wider housing market,” said Chris Endsor, Chief Executive of Miller Homes.Nicholas Leeming (left), Chairman of Jackson-Stops & Staff, with 44 offices nationwide, also welcomed the announcement of a new Help to Buy ISA in last week’s Budget.He commented, “Any help to incentivise the young to save money and enable them to get on the property ladder has to be welcomed. We look forward to seeing more detail on this as it emerges.”Around 83,000 households have so far purchased a home through the Help to Buy scheme and there is no doubt it has had a positive, “if modest”, impact on transaction volumes over the last two to three years, according to Liam Bailey (right), Global Head of Research at Knight Frank.He said, “The new Help to Buy ISA is likely to be another support for first-time buyers. However, we do not expect the impact to lead to a substantial number of new transactions, and is very unlikely to influence pricing in the market.”Describing the policy as a “crowd-pleasing move”, Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), said, “first-time buyers will welcome the measure, but in many cases, their next step will be to ask which of the many schemes and incentives on offer is the best suited to their needs?”Adam Challis, Head of Residential Research at JLL, believes that housing remains a “low priority” for Government, as reflected by the pre-Election Budget statement, as it is not a part of the “winning election ticket.”He said, “No party has a clear plan either on how to boost housing supply for the long-term – we need cross-party solutions to drive supply and an end to the politicisation of homeownership. With build rates at barely half current need the long terms solutions for the supply crisis are more important now than ever.“The Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers can only be seen as a positive step, encouraging prudent saving at a time when savings rates available for building a deposit are currently very poor. High house price growth means savings still won’t keep up with deposit requirements. This measure is unlikely to have a significant impact on broader house price growth.”News of the First-Time Buyer ISA announced in the 2015 Budget is not as radical as it may initially seem, according to Richard Donnell (left), Research Director at residential property analysts Hometrack.“Intended to help young first time buyers build up a deposit to buy a home in the next few years, rather than those who are close to saving a full deposit and seeking a quick tax gain, the scheme will have greatest impact outside of London and the South East,” said Bailey.He added, “While the incentive offers an overall boost to first time buyers, the market impact will be limited and spread out over time. A maximum bonus of £3,000 limits Government support to deposits of £15,000, which is enough to buy a £150,000 property with a 10 per cent deposit or £300,000 for a couple who are both using the ISA. As with all Government support for housing, it is aimed at reaching the parts of the market that are lower value and where demand has been generally weaker.”Aside from a new Help-To-Buy ISA savings account, there was some other headline housing-related measures announced in last week’s Budget statement. These included the confirmed introduction of 20 housing zones across the UK, the extension of eight enterprise zones and creation of two more (in Plymouth and Blackpool), new funding for the London Land Commission to help boost housing supply, as well as greater planning powers for the London Mayor Boris Johnson over 50 riverside wharves currently operated by Whitehall, also designed to increase house building in London.25% financial top up budget statement first-time buyers March 25, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing industry welcome Chancellor’s boost for homebuyers previous nextRegulation & LawHousing industry welcome Chancellor’s boost for homebuyersThe Government’s decision to give first-time buyers a 25 per cent financial top up has been broadly welcomed by the property industry.25th March 20150548 Viewslast_img read more