Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Ec. Freedom 5 Years - United Kingdom Compared to Europe

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Belarus 19.57%
Latvia 14.65%
Russia 13.06%
Romania 8.16%
Estonia 8.00%
Norway 7.52%
Moldova 6.54%
Italy 6.35%
Poland 6.33%
Lithuania 5.99%
Bosnia & H. 5.10%
Iceland 4.92%
Czech Rep. 4.92%
Bulgaria 4.88%
Sweden 4.48%
Turkey 4.37%
Ukraine 4.32%
Germany 3.95%
Netherlands 3.41%
Macedonia 3.26%
UK 3.15%
Austria 2.80%
Finland 2.33%
Luxembourg 1.93%
Serbia 1.52%
Malta 1.03%
Switzerland 0.43%
France 0.16%
Ireland -0.20%
Portugal -0.66%
Greece -0.72%
Montenegro -0.83%
Albania -1.15%
Denmark -1.51%
Belgium -1.67%
Slovak Rep. -1.89%
Hungary -1.95%
Croatia -2.50%
Cyprus -5.50%
Slovenia -5.89%
Spain -8.00%
 

United Kingdom: Economic freedom index, 5-year change

Increased economic freedom is strongly associated with high GDP growth, and therefore with rises in residential property prices. Changes in a countrys score on the Heritage Foundations freedom index are calculated by the Global Property Guide to produce a 5-point rating:

  • Greatly Improved
  • Improved
  • Nuetral
  • Worse
  • Much Worse


Source: Calculated using figures from The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


The United Kingdom (UK) has monthly and quarterly house price time-series. The Land Registry has a monthly house price index. Nationwide, and the Halifax, and many other commercial organizations publish quality UK house price time-series. Construction activity is published by Office for National Statistics (ONS) and property transactions data by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

The rents situation is much less good, the only figures being from the Association of Registered Letting Agents (ARLA).