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KEYWORD "George Osborne" - 54 RESULTS
Landlords in Scotland now face higher tax bills than landlords in England

Scottish landlords now face higher tax bills than their English counterparts, according to leading accountants French Duncan LLP. This is due to...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Digital tax system will become an 'unwanted burden' for BTL investors

The delay to the implementation of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ system announced in July was warmly welcomed by buy-to-let landlords. A plan...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Over 1m open Help to Buy ISAs to buy their first home

More than 1 million aspiring homebuyers have opened Help to Buy ISAs, government-backed savings accounts, designed to help people save money...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor gives away £120k house

A single mum who lived in a council flat with her newborn baby has been given a new £120,000 home for...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices ‘prove unshakeable’ as growth picks up

More than nine months on from the historic Brexit vote, and home buyers are now paying 1.3% on average more for...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales ‘remain indestructible’

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to last year’s referendum, with various experts, including...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

No measures to plug VAT ‘inequality’ between new builds and renovations

There were calls ahead of yesterday’s Budget statement for the chancellor Philip Hammond to announce fresh measures to plug the ‘inequality’...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices remain ‘reassuringly resilient’

Residential property prices were at the forefront of the Brexit debate in the run-up to the EU referendum, with the now...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Will Herrmann – what to expect in 2017

Will Herrmann, director at West Eleven, a property developer and investment company, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect house prices?

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the EU referendum with the now former...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Raise stamp duty threshold to boost property investment

The chancellor Phillip Hammond should use his upcoming Autumn Statement to raise the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold to £250,000...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Non-dom reform should be put on hold until 2018

The UK government should delay the introduction of any changes to non-domicile reforms until at least 2018, giving it an opportunity...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty receipts fall as George Osborne’s reforms take their toll

Stamp duty receipts fell 2.5% to £7.3bn as the reforms made by former chancellor George Osborne take their toll on the...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to fall next year

Residential property prices look set to fall across many part of the UK next year as the housing market and wider...

23 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market “remains remarkably resilient” post-Brexit

The former chancellor George Osborne may have predicted pre-Brexit that UK house prices could take an 18% hit over the next...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

1m new homes by 2020 possible thanks to Cameron’s ‘strong housing legacy’

The Brexit vote will undoubtedly dominate David Cameron's legacy as Prime Minister, but he should also be remembered for leaving behind...

02 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage will almost certainly continue to drive up UK prices

Property prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the referendum, with the now former Chancellor...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Slash corporation tax to show Britain still ‘open for business’

The chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Sajid Javid’s pledge to reduce corporation tax to less than 15% would show Britain...

11 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit ‘not the Armageddon’ that was expected, says agent

Brexit horror scenarios, including the collapse in UK house prices forecast by the chancellor George Osborne, have failed to materialise so...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices could fall by 20%, says Deutsche Bank

Residential property prices in the UK could fall by up to 20% as a consequence of the Chancellor George Osborne’s buy-to-...

20 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to rise even if Britain votes to leave EU

House prices in the UK are expected to rise further regardless of whether Britain opts to remain or leave the European...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates could rise - BoE

Mortgage rates in the UK could increase in the short-term if Britain votes to leave the European Union, according to the...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Project Fact’ or further doomsday predictions from ‘Project Fear’?

A vote to leave the EU would have a ‘major hit’ on residential property prices across the UK and increase the...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Win a free home

Property investor Marco Robinson is offering fellow property investors an opportunity to win a buy-to-let property in Manchester worth in the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors snap up properties at auction

Last month was a good one for the UK property auction sector, which continues to attract a wide array of national...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Should you set up as a company to pay less tax?

According to research from the NLA, 4 in 10 landlords are either seriously considering forming a limited company or looking into...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Why investing in property beats a lifetime of 9 to 5

A report recently released by Royal London revealed that Brits earning the national average wage of £27,600 a year who saved...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental properties reaches record low, says ARLA

The Association of Residential Letting Agents latest research has revealed that the supply of rental accommodation is at its lowest levels...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge is no April fools, it’s an assault on entrepreneurial Britain

Never one to miss an opportunity, George Osborne knew he was onto a winner when he chose to raise stamp duty...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Can landlords protect their profits in 2016?

George Osborne’s recent tax reforms have sparked a surge in landlords buying property through a company in order to safeguard tax...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

A bunfight followed by a fast? Why the buy-to-let tax hike should not be feared

The frustrations vented over the looming buy-to-let tax hike has sadly been all too predictable. In the latest twist to what have...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Sales to first time buyers dip as demand continues to outstrip supply

The National Association of Estate Agents November Housing Market report has revealed that the number of sales to first time buyers...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

The rumours of the death of buy-to-let in Glasgow are greatly exaggerated

Buy-to-let investors could be forgiven for feeling rather under siege as 2015 draws to a close. Landlords who had been encouraged over...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

New Year will bring first-time buyer optimism

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, 2016 is set to be the year of the first-time buyer, with a number of measures...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Taxing times for residential landlords and investors

Residential property investors are facing a number of tax reforms that will fundamentally change the profitability of their portfolios.  The changes will...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

George Osborne’s efforts to boost housebuilding criticised

In George Osborne’s Autumn Statement last week, it was announced that efforts to increase home ownership were a priority. However, his words...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Osborne's stamp duty rises set to trigger property scramble

The unexpected increase in stamp duty for buy-to-let homes will precipitate a rush of property investment, according to buying agency Black Brick.  Chancellor...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

London rents rise 5% in four months

London rental values have increased by 5% in the four months to October 2015, it has been revealed. According to figures released...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

How will Osborne’s tax measures affect the BTL market?

Since the Chancellor’s announced measures to curb the buy-to-let in the Summer Budget, there has been a flurry of debate –...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Findings from Knight Frank’s latest UK Residential Market Forecast revealed

Cumulative growth in UK prices will total 20.3% in the five years to the end of 2020, according to Knight Frank’s...

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime property market slowed in first half of 2015

Research from Lloyds Bank has shown that the number of homes sold for more than £1m fell by 11% in the first...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let to form pension strategy for many

Results from a survey of industry bodies has revealed that buy-to-let will be the main use of equity release for the...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let continues to boom

Interest in the UK’s buy-to-let sector remains strong, despite George Osborne’s changes to mortgage tax relief in July’s Budget.  According to online...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Chinese investment for property projects in Leeds, Salford and Sheffield announced

Three property schemes in northern England will receive multi-million pound investment from China, Chancellor George Osborne has announced. £1.2bn will be pumped...

24 September 2015

From: Breaking News

How higher rate taxpayers can avoid the 'George Osborne Penalty'

At the last budget the Chancellor announced that from 2017 he was phasing out higher rate tax relief on the interest...

03 September 2015

From: Breaking News

More evidence that landlords will increase rents in light of Summer Budget

More than half of landlords say they are likely to increase rents to cover the cutting of mortgage interest relief announced...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors to consider rent rises after Budget

Research by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) shows that in the wake of this month's Summer Budget, over two thirds of...

21 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISA set to be attractive to property investors

As a result of their unexpected majority, the Tories will be able to ensure their new Help to Buy ISA policy...

29 May 2015

From: Breaking News

New government plans to provide 95% of UK with superfast broadband by 2017

After months of campaigning and deliberating, polling day is now behind us. With all the election stories doing the rounds, we...

11 May 2015

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