The average rent in the UK is now £997, up by 4% on the same time last year and another record-high average price.
The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as oil prices climbed and investors looked past domestic data showing factory sales falling in April, with the loonie clawing back some of Friday's decline. Canadian factory sales decreased by 2.1% in April from March, Statistics Canada said. "Zooming out from the disruptions seen in the auto industry, the outlook for manufacturing sales is not all that bad," Omar Abdelrahman, an economist at TD Economics, said in a note.
Both businesses and individuals prefer a 'hybrid' working approach for the future, according to an ONS report.