Employees at restaurants in Cambridge and one near London have backed strike action. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images.
The figures published by the Resolution Foundation show that the number of people with multiple properties rose from 1.6m to 5.2m between 2000 and 2014, a 30 per cent increase.
Top central bankers will gather in Wyoming for their annual policy summit at Jackson Hole next week; solar eclipse mania grips the US and the Royal Bank of Canada kicks off the earnings season for Canadian banks.
Further England-wide rail strikes have been set for next month in the row over driver-only-operated trains. Arriva Rail North, Merseyrail and Southern RMT staff will walk out from Friday 1 September with the last strike on Monday 4 September.
Terror attacks in Spain shook European markets on Friday, sending airline, hotel and travel-agency stocks into the red amid fears of a pending drop in tourist numbers across the continent.