You want your broker to be good at his or her job and to be judged accordingly. You are so much of a bloody dinosaur. This is 2023 FFS. PIMFA the trade body for financial services has announced the short list for its 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Awards. You and I know that this bollocks adds to the cost base of member firms which you and I, the customer, ends up paying for. As for the black tie awards ceremony… in the end you know who is paying for that too, don’t you?
I still have my head in my hands regarding the concept of a voluntary agreement with major retailers to see price reductions on basic food items like bread and milk. The basic concept of competition works so much better than subsidies. In my view, prices in the average supermarket are naturally starting to edge down. It is amazing what sluggish economic growth naturally tends to lead to. If only we had a Tory Government to stop this sort of nonsense. Oh. Er. Anyhow, what I really want to talk about today is another price obsession in the UK economy: house prices.