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11 Jun 2024

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

HMRC has recently made a significant change as to when a property business falls within the scope of CIS as a mainstream contractor.

28 May 2024

Furnished Holiday Lettings: Reaction

In Budget 2024, which took place on 6 April, the Chancellor announced that the concept of Furnished Holiday Lettings (FHLs) will be abolished from 6 April 2025. This means that the tax reliefs available to those operating FHLs will no longer be available.

03 May 2024

Some self-catering holiday let owners being asked to provide trade information

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is contacting the owners of some self-catering holiday lets. The lets in question are ones that are currently being assessed for business rates.

26 Mar 2024

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

The deadline for submission of ATED returns is 30 April 2024.

07 Mar 2024

What does the Spring Budget 2024 mean for the property sector?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his 'Budget for Long Term Growth' on Wednesday 6 March 2024. His speech promised 'more investment, more jobs, better public services and lower taxes'.

28 Feb 2024

New rules proposed for short-term lets in England

In a press release published on 19 February 2024, the Government announced that planning rules will be changed to protect local residents in England from being pushed out of their communities by excessive short-term lets.

02 Feb 2024

The Levelling Up Home Building Fund

Home England is providing development loans from £250,000 to £10 million to housebuilders based in England that are finding it difficult to borrow from traditional lenders.

15 Nov 2023

Agreement between Wales and Cornwall

Wales and Cornwall are similar in that they are both popular with holiday-makers and second home owners. As a result, the lack of affordable housing is causing problems. With this in mind, a new shared learning agreement is intended to help both areas tackle the housing crisis.

09 Nov 2023

Is it a repair or improvement (revenue or capital expenditure)?

It can often be difficult to distinguish between repairs and improvements, however, it’s extremely important to report them correctly for tax purposes.

02 Nov 2023

Britain’s best locations for student landlords

Analysis by Paragon Bank has found that yields achieved by landlords letting to students have steadily increased from an average of 5.63% recorded in September 2020 to 6.66% in August 2023.

23 Oct 2023

Rules for CIS contractors

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is an HMRC scheme for workers in the construction sector. Businesses that employ subcontractors are required to register for CIS.

17 Oct 2023

Record number of landlords intend to buy via a limited company

74% of the landlords who intend to buy property in the next year said that they would do so using a limited company structure. This record increase is shown in data for the recent Paragon Bank survey of 1,000 landlords.

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