19 September 2017
The intention of introducing a 3 per cent increased stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate was to ‘try and redress the balance between those who are struggling to buy their first property and those who are able to invest in additional properties’.
18 April 2017
The government’s pledge to not raise rates of income tax, VAT and National Insurance contributions during the current parliament (the triple lock) has meant that it has had to look to other ways of increasing the tax take.
28 March 2017
The corporation tax regime is complex and subject to a wide range of anti-avoidance measures. A lower rate and additional deductions for management expenses should be welcomed.
09 March 2017
The Budget has not brought any major surprises to the property sector. Relief from rates for small businesses and pubs as well as the extension of anti-avoidance measures may impact on genuine businesses. Inheritance tax and the restriction of interest and corporate losses to be introduced in April are still a concern for the sector
06 January 2017
On 19 August 2016 the government issued a new consultation. On 5 December 2016, its summary of the responses to the consultation was published, alongside the draft Finance Bill 2017, which provides more clarity on certain aspects of the proposals.
23 November 2016
The government is considering bringing non-resident landlords into the corporation tax regime. This will add a layer of complexity and may increase taxable profits. There are some benefits including a potential lower rate of tax.
18 October 2016
New proposals will mean more UK property will fall within the UK inheritance tax (IHT) net from 6 April 2017.