Estate agents look to self-employment as a route into prime markets

“Many thought that the Covid-19 pandemic and financial uncertainty would lessen the appeal of a self-employment model,” says Fine & Country boss Nicky Stevenson, but “it seems that it is having the opposite impact as the situation has challenged many within the industry to rethink their business and future.”

Autumn Budget cancelled

“Now is not the right time to outline long-term plans – people want to see us focused on the here and now,” says HM Treasury. “So we are confirming today that there will be no Budget this autumn.”