The latest research on Buckinghamshire's economy is in, giving us a greater understanding of how business, social and economic landscapes are changing over time.
Buckinghamshire’s claimant count fell for a second successive month in December to stand at 2,860 or 0.9 per cent of working age residents, the 3rd lowest rate among the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships, ranking 4th among county council areas.
New company registrations
There were 1,070 businesses registered in Buckinghamshire in the final quarter of 2017 (October to December), according to Companies House, taking the total for the year to 4,893. Company registrations in Buckinghamshire fell 6.2 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016, but remain above the 4,774 recorded in 2015.
House prices in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire’s average house price fell for a second successive month in November to stand at £408,923. Despite falling £4,336 in November, following a fall of £1,650 in October, house prices remain 4.8 per cent (£18,778) higher than in November 2016.
Private rents in Buckinghamshire
At £1,081 per month, mean private sector rents in Buckinghamshire are 30.1 per cent higher than across England as a whole, ranking 4th highest among the 27 county council areas and 6th among the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).