Pret a Manger charity to invest in homeless hostel in London | Business – Business Article

Pret a Manger’s charitable foundation is to invest in a homeless hostel in London as part of a project to provide jobs and training for people who once lived on the street. The Pret Foundation is funded by the sale of some products and customer donations and will invest more than £200,000 a year. The project will be run in conjunction with the Methodist church’s West London Mission in Kennington, south London. Rooms for 13 people at the mission’s existing…

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Brexit jitters hit housing market as newbuilds decline sharply | Business – Business Article

Housebuilding declined sharply in London and the Midlands last year as political and economic uncertainty around the shape of Brexit hit the housing market, according to industry figures. The number of new homes in London registered by housebuilders with the National House Building Council (NHBC) in 2018 fell 10% from the previous year to 16,069, the biggest annual drop since 2016. In the east Midlands and West Midlands, registrations were also down 10%, to 13,447 and 13,087 respectively following two…

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Orkney rated Britain’s best place to live in terms of quality of life | UK news – Business Article

Orkney is the best place to live in the UK, with cheap houses, low crime, good schools and a population who are among the happiest and healthiest in the country, according to the annual Halifax quality of life survey. The survey found that all the top five best places to live in the UK were in Scotland or the north of England. Richmondshire in the north of the Yorkshire Dales came second, while the appropriately named Eden district in Cumbria…

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