House sales enjoy 'spring bounce' - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 24 April 2012
House sales enjoy 'spring bounce' - Today's small business news roundup

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.

Advisors to the Mayor have said that businesses should look at the way staff travel to work. Read more about pre-Olympic planning here. [Telegraph]

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]

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