AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 180 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Doteveryone’s Fairer Tech Events grants are available once again.The Fairer Tech Events grants programme provides three grants of up to £500 to help make it easier for people who are often excluded from tech events to attend them, speak at them and help run them.Opportunities Doteveryone is keen to support with the grants include:Creche facilities to ensure parents can attend or speak at an eventSpeaker training for people who might not have ever spoken in front of crowds beforeBursaries to ensure speakers and interns are paid fairly for their timeSubsidised travel for people who live outside an event’s host cityResources that improve accessibility, including sign language interpreters, venues, transport, audio description, etc.Funding for ethical technology sessions that teach more about empowering and protecting people onlineThroughout 2017 Doteveryone supported six successful events, including Afrotech Fest for which the grant provided between 20 and 30 free tickets to help more people to attend and participate, and an NHS Hack Day in Cardiff. For this event, the grant paid for a community interest company to help people with chronic illness and learning difficulties pitch ideas and contribute alongside technologists and healthcare professionals at the event.Applications are via the Doteveryone site, with the deadline for applying 5pm on 11 May.In a bid to support more diversity in the charity sector, CEO of the Small Charities Coalition, Mandy Johnson recently put out a call on Twitter asking for conference speaker recommendations who were non-male and non-white. The result was a list of more than 140 potential speakers, built in a weekend. 179 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 20 April 2018 | News Fairer Tech Events grants are back Tagged with: grants Technology About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
the number of completed house sales in February 2018 fell by 23.9% to 5,411 compared with 7,108 in February 2017 the number of completed house sales in February 2018 fell by 8.6% to 2,947 compared with 3,225 in February 2017 there were 60 repossession sales in February 2018 January 6,092 6,931 -12.1 Former owner occupier £546,563 1.2 2.5 Yorkshire and the Humber £158,545 1.4 Flat/maisonette £110,388 £109,399 0.9 Property type April 2018 April 2017 Difference % Cash £151,696 3.8 1.3 Region Average price April 2018 Monthly change % since March 2018 North East £130,489 4.2 New build £314,179 9.3 5.2 South East £324,530 0.9 Semi-detached £151,096 £143,544 5.3 South West £255,207 1.8 For England, this is shown as volumes of repossession sales recorded by Government Office Region. For Wales, there is a headline figure for the number of repossession sales recorded in Wales. First-time buyer £204,667 3.5 1.2 The UK House Price Index (HPI) is published on the second or third Wednesday of each month with Northern Ireland figures updated quarterly. The May 2018 UK HPI will be published at 9.30am on Wednesday 18 July 2018. See calendar of release dates. The UK Property Transaction statisticsare taken from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) monthly estimates of the number of residential and non-residential property transactions in the UK and its constituent countries. The number of property transactions in the UK is highly seasonal, with more activity in the summer months and less in the winter. This regular annual pattern can sometimes mask the underlying movements and trends in the data series so HMRC also presents the UK aggregate transaction figures on a seasonally adjusted basis. Adjustments are made for both the time of year and the construction of the calendar, including corrections for the position of Easter and the number of trading days in a particular month. East of England 13 Semi-detached £227,912 £216,485 5.3 February 51,340 60,662 -15.4 North West 138 February 5,411 7,108 -23.9 South West 50 The April data shows: England 530 North West £155,868 0.0 All £243,639 £235,021 3.7 Property type April 2018 April 2017 Difference % LondonLondon shows, on average, house prices have risen by 2.4% since March 2018. An annual price rise of 1% takes the average property value to £484,584.Average price by property type for London New build £514,619 2.9 4.7 North East 59 HM Land Registry is a government department created in 1862. It operates as an executive agency and a trading fund and its running costs are covered by the fees paid by the users of its services. Its ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. South East 46 Funding and buyer status for England Repossession sales data is based on the number of transactions lodged with HM Land Registry by lenders exercising their power of sale. Repossession sales February 2018 New build £211,726 11.3 5.1 Former owner occupier £180,660 4.1 0.9 HM Land Registry’s mission is to guarantee and protect property rights in England and Wales. The data can be downloaded as a .csv file. Repossession sales data prior to April 2016 is not available. Find out more information about repossession sales. East of England £286,447 -0.8 All £156,495 £149,900 4.4 West Midlands £192,090 0.8 Detached £367,142 £354,228 3.6 Building status for England Property type April 2018 April 2017 Difference % January 53,777 57,498 -6.5 East Midlands £186,480 1.3 Former owner occupier £276,213 3.8 1.0 February 2,947 3,225 -8.6 Cash £228,934 3.4 0.9 Flat/maisonette £224,951 £224,125 0.4 Building status* Average price February 2018 Annual price change % since February 2017 Monthly price change % since January 2018 For further information about HM Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry All £484,584 £479,790 1.0 Sales volume data is also available by property status (new build and existing property) and funding status (cash and mortgage) in our downloadable data tables. Transactions involving the creation of a new register, such as new builds, are more complex and require more time to process. Read revisions to the UK HPI data. Transaction type Average price April 2018 Annual price change % since April 2017 Monthly price change % since March 2018 The UK HPI revision period has been extended to 13 months, following a review of the revision policy (see calculating the UK HPI section 4.4). This ensures the data used is more comprehensive. Mortgage £476,438 1.2 2.3 Cash £511,195 0.3 2.7 the North East experienced the greatest monthly price rise, up by 4.2% the East of England saw the most significant monthly price fall, down by 0.8% London saw the lowest annual price increase, up by 1% Building status for London Information on residential property transactions for England and Wales, collected as part of the official registration process, is provided by HM Land Registry for properties that are sold for full market value. Existing resold property £237,655 3.8 0.3 HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership worth in excess of £4 trillion, including around £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for some 85% of the land mass of England and Wales. January 3,014 3,056 -1.4 Work has been taking place since 2014 to develop a single, official HPI that reflects the final transaction price for sales of residential property in the UK. Using the geometric mean, it covers purchases at market value for owner-occupation and buy-to-let, excluding those purchases not at market value (such as re-mortgages), where the ‘price’ represents a valuation. Semi-detached £592,142 £567,701 4.3 Mortgage £251,053 3.8 1.1 Revision tables have been introduced for England and Wales within the downloadable data. Tables will be available in csv format. See about the UK HPI for more information. *Figures for the 2 most recent months are not being published because there are not enough new build transactions to give a meaningful result.Sales volumes for EnglandThe most up-to-date HM Land Registry sales figures available for England show: Existing resold property £473,538 -0.3 -0.8 Flat/maisonette £425,045 £428,541 -0.8 London 32 Follow us on: Twitter @HMLandRegistry, our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook Mortgage £159,345 4.8 1.8 First-time buyer £135,641 4.7 2.2 Funding and buyer status for Wales Building status* Average price February 2018 Annual price change % since February 2017 Monthly price change % since January 2018 Yorkshire and the Humber 89 EnglandIn England, the April data shows on average, house prices have risen by 1.1% since March 2018.The annual price rise of 3.7% takes the average property value to £243,639.The regional data for England indicates that: Month Sales 2018 Sales 2017 Difference % *Figures for the 2 most recent months are not being published because there are not enough new build transactions to give a meaningful result.Sales volumes for LondonThe most up-to-date HM Land Registry sales figures available for London show; Terraced £122,904 £115,920 6.0 Building status* Average price February 2018 Annual price change % since February 2017 Monthly price change % since January 2018 the number of completed house sales in February 2018 fell by 15.4% to 51,340 compared with 60,662 in February 2017 Existing resold property £149,937 4.8 0.3 *Figures for the 2 most recent months are not being published because there are not enough new build transactions to give a meaningful result.Sales volumes for WalesThe most up-to-date HM Land Registry sales figures available for Wales show: The UK HPI is calculated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) andLand & Property Services/Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. It applies a hedonic regression model that uses the various sources of data on property price, in particular HM Land Registry’s Price Paid Dataset, and attributes to produce estimates of the change in house prices each month. Find out more about the methodology used from the ONS and Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency. Month Sales 2018 Sales 2017 Difference % Transaction type Average price April 2018 Annual price change % since April 2017 Monthly price change % since March 2018 The first estimate for new build average price (April 2016 report) was based on a small sample which can cause volatility. A three-month moving average has been applied to the latest estimate to remove some of this volatility. Access the full UK HPIUK house prices rose by 3.9% in the year to April 2018, down from 4.2% in the year to March 2018.The UK Property Transaction Statistics for April 2018 showed that on a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of transactions on residential properties with a value of £40,000 or greater was 100,190. This is 2.7% lower compared to a year ago. Between March and April 2018, transactions increased by 3.5%.Looking at the country and English regional level, the South West was the fastest growing region with an annual growth rate of 6.1%, up from 5.3% in the previous month. This was closely followed by the West Midlands at 5.9%. London was the slowest growing region at 1%, up from -0.5% in the previous month. This is the 6th consecutive month that London has the lowest annual growth rate of any UK country or English region.See the economic statement.Notes to editors Price change by region for England on average, house prices have risen by 1.2% since March 2018 an annual price rise of 3.9%, which makes the average property in the UK valued at £226,906 Repossession sales by volume for EnglandThe lowest number of repossession sales in February 2018 was in the East of England.The highest number of repossession sales in February 2018 was in the North West. Transaction type Average price April 2018 Annual price change % since April 2017 Monthly price change % since March 2018 Average price by property type for England Funding and buyer status for London We have made some changes to improve the accuracy of the UK HPI. We are not publishing average price and percentage change for new builds and existing resold property as done previously because there are not currently enough new build transactions to provide a reliable result. This means that in this month’s UK HPI reports, new builds and existing resold property are reported in line with the sales volumes currently available. East Midlands 42 Building status for Wales Detached £895,301 £899,133 -0.4 First-time buyer £424,029 0.8 2.3 West Midlands 61 London £484,584 2.4 Background tables of the raw and cleansed aggregated data, in Excel and CSV formats, are also published monthly although Northern Ireland is on a quarterly basis. They are available for free use and re-use under the Open Government Licence. Data for the UK HPI is provided by HM Land Registry, Registers of Scotland, Land & Property Services/Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and the Valuation Office Agency. The HM Land Registry dataset contains the sale price of the property, the date when the sale was completed, full address details, the type of property (detached, semi-detached, terraced or flat), if it is a newly built property or an established residential building and a variable to indicate if the property has been purchased as a financed transaction (using a mortgage) or as a non-financed transaction (cash purchase). UK HPI seasonally adjusted series are calculated at regional and national levels only. See data tables. Terraced £504,596 £488,136 3.4 Month Sales 2018 Sales 2017 Difference % WalesWales shows, on average, house prices have risen by 1.6% since March 2018. An annual price rise of 4.4% takes the average property value to £156,495.Average price by property type for Wales Detached £233,124 £226,558 2.9 Terraced £197,349 £188,856 4.5 read more
According to a Department of Trade andIndustry (DTI)-Negros Occidental, the supply started depleting on Jan. 30 basedon their monitoring and until Feb. 1, pharmacies were still posting signs intheir stores that they have ran out of facemasks. BACOLOD City – The alarm of terrorbrought by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have led to ascarce supply of facemasks in drugstores and other similar distributors here. Amihan also said that DTI-Negros hasissued a warning to retailers of facemasks and sanitizers to hold backoverpricing the products. Anything that will be sold at least 10 percent higherthan the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) will be charged for profiteering.“An ordinary and disposable facemask can be sold at PHP3 to PHP5 only,” hesaid.(With a report from PNA/PN) He said that their teams have observedthat the supply of the facemasks have been running low even before the virusscare, and there are, unfortunately, no current stocks of N95 masks in theprovince.“We actually started monitoring since the eruption of Taal Volcano in Luzon.Since then, most pharmacies in the city and other localities in the provincewere not able to replenish their supply of facemask from their respectivesuppliers in Manila,” he added. Romel Amihan, head of the ConsumerProtection Unit (CPU), said that they are keeping an eye on pharmacies andhardware stores that sell facemasks, along with other establishments that sellsanitizers. A written notice that says “Face Mask Out of Stocks!” is seen at a drug store inside a mall in Bacolod City. The availability of face masks in the city has been scarce following the confirmation of the Department of Health about the first case of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines on Jan. 30. PNA However, he disagreed that there hadbeen a panic buying of facemasks. Rather, the supplies came limited after thedemands increased due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano last month. read more