Tag: Pandemic

Coronavirus: Pandemic driving ‘exceptional interest’ in Scots homes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Highlands and Islands has been seen as one of the most desirable areas among buyers Parts of Scotland are experiencing a post-lockdown property sales boom, say solicitors. Hundreds of inquiries have come from England and there has been “exceptional interest” from buyers in Hong Kong. The uptick in interest is being put down… Read more →

Jobless in the pandemic: ‘It’s hard to stay positive’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Many people currently working from home are fearful of ultimately losing their jobs UK unemployment figures due out on Tuesday could show the coronavirus pandemic finally taking its toll on the jobs market. The headline unemployment rate has remained at 3.9% since the lockdown was introduced. Joblessness has not surged, as many feared, because… Read more →