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Gross mortgage lending grows in March

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Apr 2015

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £16.5bn billion in March. This is a 21% rise on February at £13.6bn and 7% higher than last year.

Row of houses

HMRC figures show slump in property transactions

The number of UK residential transactions was down by almost 8% in February, according to official figures.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Mar 2015

Brits believe buy-to-let remains risky

Buy-to-let is perceived as a risky way to investment cash, a report has suggested.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Mar 2015

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George Osborne

Budget 2015: Osborne to scrap annual tax return

The Chancellor George Osborne will announce in today’s Budget he plans to scrap the annual tax return, replacing it with a single ‘digital’ tax account.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Mar 2015
Ed Balls

Labour vows tax planning review

Labour will carry out a comprehensive review of tax planning schemes, including the use of deeds of variation on wills, should the party get to power following the general election, shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Feb 2015

Star Letter 13/02/2015

Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the most opinionated or thoughtful reader contributions from our article comments and letters to the editor.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Feb 2015

HSBC faces fresh investigations over tax scandal

HSBC is facing investigations at home and abroad following allegations that it colluded with Swiss clients to help them dodge tax.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Feb 2015

Payday loans, footballers and proc fees - The Mortgage Solutions Quiz

Here's our news quiz to test your knowledge of the week's mortgage news. Were you paying attention?

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Jan 2015
Football boots left on grass

Footballers facing poverty over tax foul up blame advisers

Retired Premier League players are among more than 100 footballers who face financial ruin as a result of demands from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for what it has said is unpaid tax, but the sports stars said the fault lies with their advisers.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Jan 2015

HMRC income from tax crackdown on 'mass affluent' up 60%

HMRC's crackdown on tax avoidance and evasion by people who it calls "mass affluent" saw an income boost of 60% in the last year, a new report has claimed.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Jan 2015
HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC collects £136m in capital gains tax probes; Landlords frequently targeted

HMRC investigations have yielded a record £136m in extra capital gains tax (CGT) collected from individuals and small businesses in the last year, according to an accountancy firm.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Jan 2015

HMRC pockets £32m from tax avoidance scheme users

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has secured almost all of the disputed tax due from the first group of tax avoidance scheme users to receive Accelerated Payment notices.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Dec 2014
HMRC building

HMRC agressively targeting SMEs on VAT

HMRC is increasingly aggressive in challenging VAT arrangements of small businesses (SME), according to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Dec 2014

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