Can Sunak stop spiralling costs taking the spring out of property's step?
The rising cost of living was the main theme for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement. In this podcast, we explore how increasing energy and household bills are impacting sentiment, both for shoppers on the high street and buyers of new homes. What will be the key challenges over the next few weeks and months, and what metrics will retailers and house builders be watching closely? On the retail side, has the cost-of-living crunch hit sales yet and how are retailers responding to the increasingly challenging economic environment? And how is build cost inflation impacting residential development, and how are increased cost pressures affecting first time buyers?