THE WEEK IN NUMBERS – 10th December
£4.5k – The amount saved on stamp duty land tax for buyers purchasing a property at the UK’s average house price of £275,000, following the Autumn Statement reforms.
53% – More than half of UK over 40’s do not know if they are eligible for the Chancellor’s guidance guarantee covering retirement options, according to Partnership.
£37 – The average amount that UK parents spend to fill a Christmas stocking, according to GoCompare.com.
62% – Proportion of UK homeowners who say they are planning to make some home improvements over the Christmas period, according to Yorkshire Building Society.
£100k – The average premium on house prices in areas that have seen the largest rises in employment, according to Halifax.
24% – Buy to let accounted for 24 % of all intermediary mortgages in Q3 of 2014, according to Paragon Group.
0.2% – The percentage rise in Eurozone GDP during Q3 2014, up from 0.1% in the previous 3 months.
15 – The days left to Christmas!