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’.
27 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.
06 December 2016
Non Doms and offshore trusts will become subject to IHT on enveloped structures from 6 April 2017 and urgent action is needed to reduce their exposure. With only five months to go, formulating and implementing the right solution could be tight.