After the Budget’s Help to Buy drama, it may not be surprising housing market commentators’ response to the Autumn Statement has been lukewarm.
A buy-to-let mortgage broker has warned ahead of the Autumn Statement tomorrow that any proposals to change landlords’ tax status could create uncertainty and threaten the private rental sector.
Brits pay some of the highest property taxes in the developed world, according to a Policy Exchange report.
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The government is undermining its own Help to Buy scheme by imposing a large tax burden on first-time buyers, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has argued.
An on-the-run landlord can expect to spend eight years in prison if caught for a £1.2m tax fraud.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced he will give his annual Autumn Statement to parliament on 4 December 2013.
The country's top rate of tax has dropped from the fifth to 11th highest in the European Union, according to KPMG.
Some four million couples will benefit from a new marriage tax allowance, David Cameron has said.
David Cameron is "strong at standing up to the weak, but weak at standing up to the strong," Labour leader Ed Miliband said today.
The hotly contested bedroom tax which came into force across the country this April has done little to produce the re-allocation of accommodation it aspires to, but it certainly shines a bright spotlight on the UK's fundamental housing problem.
Property owners who fail to report profits from the sale of a second home are more likely to face punishment than ever before, HM Revenue and Customs has warned.
People who have sold properties that are not their main homes, and have not told HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about any profit on the sale, have one week left to pay up.
Prudential is to hold a series of financial planning seminars for advisers across the UK, to help them make better use of the wide range of tax allowances available without crossing the government's avoidance line.
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