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.
The number of UK residential transactions was down by almost 8% in February, according to official figures.
Buy-to-let is perceived as a risky way to investment cash, a report has suggested.
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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.
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.
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HSBC is facing investigations at home and abroad following allegations that it colluded with Swiss clients to help them dodge tax.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
HMRC is increasingly aggressive in challenging VAT arrangements of small businesses (SME), according to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.
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