Insight – May 2016

"According to......." According to @enf  collecting data about housing costs is a worthwhile exercise. Kudos. 1979 was the year that San Francisco’s Mayor imposed a rent control, 70 years later, data inspection shows an average 6.6% increase (mostly year on year since 1956) – rent control or not. Eric Fischer cites ‘It would take a [...]

Insight – April 2016

Tell Me What You Want! I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire….. According to house-hunters, as surveyed by Go-Compare, central heating and double glazing, followed by a garden, secure doors and windows, off-road parking, a bath tub, local shops and amenities, friendly neighbours, good broadband connection, good energy efficiency rating, a landline telephone, [...]
Insight – February 2016

Insight – February 2016

Rules Change What’s Changing? Accounting Standards Financial instruments (debts and liabilities) of a company. When? Mainly accounting periods on or after 1 January 2016  What’s the Difference? Various including, where loans have been made at non-market rates (i.e. shareholder interest free), the company is required to fair value the loan assuming that a market rate [...]