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Monthly Archives: June 2016

SDLT continues to take toll on property market

Warren Baker
Jun 29,2016
Warren Baker

Britain’s property market remains sluggish since the implementation of an additional Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge on second homes and investment properties.

Changes with Companies House – Confirmation Statements and PSC Registers

Adam Cramer
Jun 24,2016
Adam Cramer

From 30 June 2016, a number of changes will take place with Companies House – which will affect most businesses operating within the UK.

Tax burden for landlords: New minimum energy-efficiency standards for rented property

Warren Baker
Jun 23,2016
Warren Baker

Under new legislation introduced on 1 April 2016, tenants can request energy-efficiency improvements to rented properties.

Rise in specialist investigations into tax evasion

Lee Davy-Martin
Jun 21,2016
Lee Davy-Martin

A new study has revealed a significant year-on-year rise in specialist investigations into tax evasion conducted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Entertainment industry divided by EU referendum

Jamie Grossman
Jun 20,2016
Jamie Grossman

Nearly 300 British actors, musicians and writers have urged Britons to vote to stay in the EU, arguing membership makes for a “more imaginative and more creative” Britain.

MEPs debate corporate tax avoidance measures

Wilson Wright LLP
Jun 16,2016
Adam Cramer

The European Commission recently outlined plans for a new Directive which – if implemented – would see the introduction of more rigorous rules for tackling corporate tax avoidance.

Investors turn to semi-commercial property to beat Stamp Duty, says study

Wilson Wright LLP
Jun 16,2016
Warren Baker

According to new research, an increasing number of landlords and buy-to-let investors are turning to semi-commercial property in order to swerve Chancellor George Osborne’s three-per cent Stamp Duty surcharge on second residential homes.

Landlords will pass on SDLT costs to tenants through rent increases, says study

Wilson Wright LLP
Jun 16,2016
Warren Baker

Following a recent Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) shakeup, a third of buy-to-let landlords intend to pass on their increased costs to tenants in the form of rent increases, according to a new study. Research conducted by lender Kent Reliance found that Chancellor George Osborne’s SDLT surcharge imposed on second homes has left four in

Businesses believe corporate tax cuts should be a priority

Adam Cramer
Jun 9,2016
Adam Cramer

More than eight out of ten entrepreneurs believe the Government should cut business taxes, a new survey has revealed.

HMRC reduces number of investigations into high-value firms

Craig Nicholson
Jun 8,2016
Craig Nicholson

A new study has found that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is easing the pressure on a number of high-value businesses, by focusing on full-scale attacks on a select few suspicious firms.


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