Entries by Scott Buist

Homemovers’ spending power stretches far beyond their move date

Retailers won’t survive if they are not investing in relevant customer interaction. Understanding customers and prospects, what they are doing and why they are doing it – so we can respond appropriately – has never been more important as a means to build firmer customer relationships. Research recently revealed by Cognizant showed that UK shoppers can […]

Johnsons Move the Hampshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Date of Project: January – April 2017 Location: Hampshire Services: Move management Crate hire File audits Packing and unpacking services Project: Due to our extensive experience in providing move management consultancy and strategy services; from January to April 2017, Johnsons provided the OPCC with a bespoke service by tailor making and delivering a move management and relocation […]

Stamp duty: new analysis shows burden falling on Southern England

Analysis by the Nationwide suggests that the proportion of UK-wide stamp duty payments paid by purchasers in the south east of England are likely to have risen again. “The abolition of the “slab” structure of stamp duty tax rates [in 2014] is unlikely, by itself, to have increased the total amount raised … But, by […]

Why people are turning to their phones for mortgage advice

“Hey Siri, what’s the best mortgage rate?” That’s how millions of us will some day begin the mortgage shopping journey. And “some day” isn’t far off. People already ask their phones for mortgage advice, and it’s a trend that should have every banker and mortgage broker looking over their shoulders. Here’s why. Savings, speed and […]

Bishops Move: Phase one of The University of Surrey Library Relocation

University of Surrey  The University of Surrey is currently completing a multi-phased refurbishment of its library in the George Edward Building on campus. The project is being completed over several summers to minimise disruption to the students and the restricted access to the library collections whilst the works are completed. In 2016 Bishops Move were […]

QSS (Quality Service Standards Ltd) a wholly owned subsidiary of the BAR is seeking to fill a new position of General Manager

QSS (Quality Service Standards Ltd) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BAR that provides high quality inspection, audit and certification services primarily to BAR Members. These services include advice on the implementation of quality standards, as well as auditing and certification, many of which are removals-specific but also include ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and […]

An interest rate rise of just 0.5% would cost households an extra £3.4 billion in interest payments in just the first year

Bank of England data shows UK households are currently paying £39.2 billion in interest payments on debt that could be affected immediately by an interest rate rise. If interest rates rose to just 0.75% from their current all-time low of 0.25%, that figure would jump to £42.6 billion. If interest rates hit 1%, household interest […]