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What costs a Scottish castle?
Shirley McIntosh

02 November 2020

The introduction of the SDLT surcharge for non-residents will narrow the gap between LBTT and SDLT. Find out what this means for you.

Stephanie Court

Associate Director

Stephanie is an Associate Director and heads up the Southampton Private Client team.

Simon Jones

Associate Director

Simon specialises in private client tax, working with HNWIs, entrepreneurs and those with complex tax affairs, with a particular focus on rural and professional services businesses.

The residential property owner's tax survival guide
Chris Etherington

08 July 2020

In a year where we have been confined to our homes and with many property transactions on hold, it’s easy to forget that there have been some pretty substantial changes to the tax consequences of buying and selling property in recent times.

A targeted stamp duty land tax change could make downsizing less painful
George Bull

23 June 2020

The Chancellor is looking for simple tax measures to boost the economy after coronavirus. We suggest a Stamp Duty Land Tax change which would help older people maintain independent living while reducing intergenerational inequality.

Eugenia Campbell

Tax Director

Eugenia is a private client tax director based in our London Farringdon Street office. She advises high and ultra high net worth clients with complex international aspects to their financial affairs.

HMRC defeated as common sense prevails for homeowners

13 November 2019

A taxpayer has been successful in the Court of Appeal to ensure that ordinary homeowners are not exposed to capital gains tax (CGT) during the period between exchange and completion. Surely, it’s time for HMRC to accept the legislation should work as intended and change their guidance on this.

Land and property stamp tax receipts suffer biggest fall since credit crunch

02 October 2019

Latest data from HMRC show that land and property stamp taxes (SDLT) plummeted by 7 per cent to £11,940 million in 2018-19. That’s the biggest drop since the credit crunch and economic downturn of 2008-09. This demonstrates the impact of falling house prices and market activity as well as changes to the tax itself. We delve into the detail.

HMRC nudge letters on UK residential properties
Gary Heynes

28 August 2019

HMRC have begun sending letters to owners and occupiers of UK property where the registered owner is a company. The letters to occupiers in particular may cause alarm and confusion with incorrect or misleading information being provided due to a lack of understanding. You will need to act to reassure occupants and avoid unnecessary and expensive HMRC enquiries being raised.

Government proposes a 1 per cent increase in stamp duty land tax for non-resident buyers of residential property
Adrian Benosiglio

06 August 2019

The Government has issued a consultation paper on their proposals to charge an extra 1 per cent stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for non-resident purchasers of residential property. Find out how this could affect you.

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