House sales, Olympic planning, and interest rates - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.
House sales enjoyed a ‘spring bounce’ in March according to new figures from HMRC.
Some 74,000 sales were completed during the month, up from 63,000 in February. [BBC]
Business owners should use the Olympics as a chance to reconsider their staffing arrangements according to the Greater London Authority.
Base rates will remain at 0.5 per cent until at least 2014 according to economists.
But, as previously reported, thousands of mortgage holders face rate hikes on 1 May despite base rates remaining at their record lows. [Guardian]