Tony Ward

Tony Ward is chief executive of Clayton Euro Risk
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The UK’s empty housing stock, whether old and decrepit or new and purposefully unoccupied, needs to be utilised more efficiently.

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With just seven weeks till the election and others fighting for politicians’ attention, we must speak loudly and clearly.

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Good productivity is the bedrock of strong economic growth and a vital source of improved living standards and wages.


Europe’s loan portfolio trading market has regained much of its momentum, having stalled in 2016.

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‘Before the fiddlers have fled, before they ask us to pay the bill and while we still have the chance, let’s face the music and dance.’

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Warning signs aplenty. It certainly isn’t the time to make changes

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I believe there is a more efficient way for the government to raise monies – perhaps replacing the tax with a fairer system that might be a flat-rate paid by both buyer and seller.

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Good news for smaller lenders!

The new regulation looks to be aiming to set things right – a refinement that’s long overdue.


Time to raise our gaze

So many uncertainties…


A relaxation of capital requirements, to my mind, would not be a good thing. Simplification must not come at the price of security.