NCVO welcomes Treasury’s £188 million boost for the voluntary sector

first_imgNCVO welcomes Treasury’s £188 million boost for the voluntary sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis He was, however, “very disappointed” that the Government had not been able to make headway on the issue of VAT.He pointed out that “as most VCS organisations main relationship is with local government, the impact of this review and the extent to which is achieves its aims must be measured at both the national and the local level.” The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has welcomed the Treasury’s Cross Cutting Review.Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO said: “The National Council for Voluntary Organisations welcomes the considerable commitment to the role of the voluntary sector in the delivery of public services that the Treasury’s Cross Cutting Review represents. We welcome the fact that the Government have listened and acted on NCVO’s calls for a new accord to be struck between government and the Voluntary and Community sector.“Particularly welcome is the Treasury’s announcement of the ‘Futurebuilders’ fund and the earmarking of £63 million that will support the challenging agenda for change it presents to the voluntary and community sector.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 September 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Incentives Remain for Private Investors in Housing

first_imgSubscribe Related Articles April 12, 2016 1,310 Views As housing is inches closer to fair value due to rising home prices and distressed properties for sale continue to decline, private investors are finding it harder to find bargains in the market.A U.S. housing market update from Capital Economics by Property Economist, Matthew Pointon, showed that although there are a few roadblocks on their path, private investor demand is not likely to dry up anytime soon.”With returns on other types of assets looking low and/or risky, expectations for further gains in house prices suggest Americans will continue to see housing as a good place to store wealth,” Pointon wrote.In the midst of tight supply, heightened competition for buyers, and unpredictable financial markets, U.S. home prices continued to rise in the fourth quarter.The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI) shows that home prices rose 5.8 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2015. Prices increased 1.4 percent from the third quarter of 2015, marking the 18 consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index. Home prices were up 0.4 percent month-over-month for December.“Instability in financial markets did not seem to put much of a drag on home prices in the fourth quarter,” said Andrew Leventis, FHFA Supervisory Economist. The 1.4 percent rise in home prices “was in line with the extremely steady—but historically elevated— appreciation rates we have been observing for several years now.”Capital Economics posed the question if the continued rise in prices will cause investors to withdraw from the market, potentially leading to a drop in housing demand if others—like first-time buyers—do not take up the slack. However, Pointon stated, “Private investors have proved a stable source of housing demand over in recent years.””Private investors are typically on the look-out for bargains they can buy with cash. But with housing now at fair value, good deals are becoming harder to find. In particular, the rise in house prices, low mortgage rates and improving labor market have all helped to bring mortgage delinquencies down to pre-crisis levels,” Pointon said. “As such, the share of homes bought for investment and vacation purposes that were distressed dropped in 2015 compared to 2014.”Capital Economics said that it not likely that the lack of distressed properties will fend off investors. “While bargains may be harder to find, the fact remains that house prices are expected to keep on rising. Even if the home is not rented out, buyers will be expecting a decent capital gain,” the report said.”We don’t see a collapse in private investor demand as a significant risk for the housing market. Rather, a slow recovery in first-time buyer numbers will complement second home buyers, and ensure that housing demand weathers the coming gradual rise in mortgage rates,” Pointon concluded. About Author: Xhevrije West Incentives Remain for Private Investors in Housing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Previous: Is Government’s Defense in Fairholme Suit Valid? Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/13/2016 Tagged with: Capital Economics Housing Market Private Investors  Print This Post Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Capital Economics Housing Market Private Investors 2016-04-12 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Incentives Remain for Private Investors in Housing Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs?

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-10-16 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Reports that COVID-19 is causing a migration from urban centers to suburbs abound, but are those stories entirely accurate?First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming recently revealed his insights regarding those rumors about pandemic-driven migration in America. Specifically, Fleming weighed in on whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic has really driven an acceleration in residents moving from the cities to the suburbs in droves.  According to recent media reports, the pandemic has sparked a mass migration from urban areas to the suburbs. While it is a fact that many Americans may indeed be feeling cramped in cities and wanting the increased space that the suburbs offers (especially for those who have now been relegated to working from home due to COVID-related safety measures), Fleming believes that this is not the sole catalyst for the shift toward the suburbs that we are currently experiencing.  In fact, data shows that this shift has been happening for awhile, but has perhaps just been made more pronounced in light of the pandemic. Other factors that have led Americans to literally make a move has been lifestyle considerations that cause the suburbs to be far more attractive than cities, such as having a greater chance at being able to actually purchase a home in these lesser expensive areas. This is especially true among the millennial set. But FirstAm consulted their data to see if it in any way confirmed that the pandemic has possibly accelerated this trend. Fleming summarizes their findings: “While our analysis may not yet confirm the widely discussed pandemic-driven sprint to the burbs, faint signals of a jog are picking up pace.” While FirstAm’s study did not 100% prove that suburban housing markets have strengthened at a disproportionally faster rate when compared with urban markets directly as a result of the pandemic, the increasing house price appreciation in suburban zip codes does seem to reveal that demand is increasing (and is indeed higher than supply) in the suburbs. FirstAM aims to further delve into the nuances of this study and topic on its next episode of its podcast, REconomy.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles October 16, 2020 1,363 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Andy Beth Miller in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: FHFA Releases Mortgage Relief Data for July Next: Tracking the Week’s Forbearance Activity Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs? Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Russia bans Egypt’s airflights, a move that surprised the north African…

first_imgEgypt says the decision by Russian authorities to ban her flights from landing on Russian soil had not been formally communicated and it came as a surprise. According to the Egyptian civil aviation ministry the move was particularly shocking given that officials from both countries are still in talks over the plane tragedy.A source from the Cairo international airport told CCTV that a bomb could have been planted inside the plane through the catering carts.The decision by the Russian authorities could therefore be a pointer that they consider aircraft departing from Egypt to be at risk. However, Egypt’s civil aviation spokesman says Moscow didn’t give Cairo a reason behind their decision.last_img

Abbey Miller records her seventh shutout of the season en route to 3-0 Syracuse win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Abbey Miller tries to ignore her opponent’s attempts at getting under her skin, but she can’t. She enjoys playing in games when her opponents stay chippy after the whistle and it invigorates her to play well. So when Mercyhurst began to hit after the whistle in an attempt to irritate the Orange, Miller thrived.The Lakers were on a 2-on-1 breakaway as the clock wound down in the second period. SU defender Lindsay Eastwood bent down and utilized her 6-foot-1-inch frame to prevent the Mercyhurst skater from passing the puck. Miller readied herself when she recognized that the remaining Laker would have to shoot. The skater fired the puck, but instead of it finding the back of the net, or even Miller’s glove, it connected with the mask on Miller’s helmet that protects her face.The puck careened off to the side boards and Syracuse made another defensive stand.Syracuse’s (11-11-5, 10-3-2 College Hockey America) suffocating defense shined Friday night as the Orange handily defeated Mercyhurst (10-17-2, 6-8-1), 3-0 at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Miller recorded her seventh shutout of the season, and tallied 14 saves with ease and propelled the Orange to a victory.“I get a little fired up,” Miller said of playing Mercyhurst. “I play better.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo weekends ago when the Orange battled then-No.7 Robert Morris, Miller was challenged with an onslaught of shots. On Friday, the Lakers failed to drum up the same amount of pressure as the Syracuse defenders forced their opponents into multiple poor shot attempts. Of Mercyhurst’s 26 shot attempts, the junior goalie only had to stop 14.Early in the second period, a Mercyhurst attacker attempted to catch Miller off guard. The Laker’s shot went wide, trailing behind the net. Miller jutted out her glove and caught the puck anyway. On this night, as SU head coach Paul Flanagan likes to say, it was “Miller Time.”After realizing a tendency in the Lakers’ offense when studying film, the Orange focused on body positioning to disrupt shots. Mercyhurst shots flew past Miller’s net and rattled off the boards behind her. Sometimes the puck even connected with the glass, the loud sharp bang a result of Syracuse successfully enacting its strategy.“We didn’t want to be passive at all,” SU defender Larissa Martyniuk said. “We know that they make mistakes under pressure.”In the opening frame, the third-place team in the conference tested Miller by sending pucks from behind the net to in front of the crease to catch her out of position. The Anoka, Minnesota, native called upon her training from this past summer when she worked on defending this exact tactic. Miller consistently used her stick to disrupt the passing lane, stifling the Laker attack.The Orange defense complimented Miller’s shutout with active sticks and hustle plays to every loose puck. From the SU bench, Flanagan urged his defense to “get out there” and his team responded. When the Lakers used a strong fore-check to press and aggravate SU’s transition game, Miller showcased the composure that won her the starting job earlier this season.“She knows what she’s capable of,” Flanagan said. “Hopefully she can carry us to a championship.” Comments Published on February 10, 2017 at 11:43 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more