Welsh house prices grew by 3.3% in 2017 - a slightly faster rate than the UK as a whole, latest figures have suggested. The Principality Building Society data showed the average house price in Wales is now £179,855. But the growth rate slowed from 2016 when Welsh prices rose 3.6%. House prices grew in 18 of the 22 Welsh local authorities. UK growth in 2017 has been estimated at 2.7% by two other mortgage lenders. Across Welsh counties, Pembrokeshire saw the highest rise at 8.1%.
A proposed UK law could offer worse protection against cheap steel being dumped in the UK than EU tariffs, the Community union has warned. The Customs Bill aims to put in place trading provisions for when the UK leaves the EU. EU tariffs on Chinese steel imports have been credited with contributing to the recovery of the UK steel industry. The UK government said an independent trade remedy body will be set up to maintain a level playing field.
Thousands of current and former steelworkers must decide by the end of Friday whether or not to join the new Tata-backed pension scheme. British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members will automatically go into the Pension Protection Fund if they do not ask to move. The scheme says it will accept any documents posted on deadline day. In most cases, the new Tata scheme offers better benefits.
@jenkinsleighto Hi Leighton, it's being worked on at the moment. I'm hopeful we'll get it operational in the next few months. Wales Business section is on the BBC app now so online is next. I'll keep you posted.
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