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KEYWORD "Taxes" - 100 RESULTS
Scottish property taxes raise over £623m in last 12 months

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £623m over the last twelve months according to analysis of the latest statistics by a leading...

25 May 2024

From: Features

‘Punitive’ Scottish property taxes aren’t deterring buyers (yet)

High property taxes in Scotland may eventually deter buyers, one of the country’s major agents has warned. Analysis by DJ Alexander has...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut possible in Mini-Budget - government briefing

A report in the Times newspaper says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning a stamp duty cut in the early autumn. The paper...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank calls for Oz-inspired housing ‘sin taxes’

The UK Government should make better use of property taxes to deter foreign buyers, boost property supply and raise tax revenue,...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - I feel the need. The need for speed-ier house purchases

It was actor Charlies Sheen who said: ‘I have one speed. I have one gear. Go!’ The same might not be said...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Thinktank calls for Stamp Duty to be scrapped

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has repeated calls for Stamp Duty to be scrapped as politicians prepare for party conference...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Good economic news could be bad for housing market - warning

Experts are warning that the weekend’s better than expected economic news could indirectly hurt the housing market. The UK economy grew by...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property tax grab up 50% in two years - agency chief’s claim

Property taxes collected in Scotland have risen nearly 50 per cent in just two years according to analysis of the latest...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Do-or-Die for housing market tomorrow - new warning

The publication of inflation figures by the government tomorrow will be a Do-Or-Die moment for the housing market, it’s been claimed. At...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty - it's time for the industry to box clever

So much has changed in the world of property of late that it’s easy to be behind the times - and...

01 July 2023

From: Features

How to attract landlords to your letting agency

As the unending attack on landlords continues, many are succumbing to the pressures of increased taxes, interest rates rising, regulations becoming...

18 April 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Bank of England ‘unnecessarily battering’ economy with rate rises

A financial adviser has hit out at the Bank of England, claiming homeowners and business should be furious about its interest...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget 2023: Property groups call for Stamp Duty overhaul

A property group is the latest to call for a Stamp Duty overhaul in today's Budget. The National Association of Property Buyers’ (NAPB)...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC deadline looms for companies to revalue UK residential properties

Companies that own UK residential properties have under a month to revalue and tell HMRC if any are worth more than...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Short term rental sector creates jobs boost, says report

The growth of the short term rentals sector has helped to create an economy featuring several new types of jobs that...

11 February 2023

From: Features

Scottish Budget: Leading agent calls for property tax overhaul 

The Scottish Government’s Budget this week is being described as an opportunity to help homebuyers and to make the country an...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Shareholders 'can't afford to wait for Purplebricks to run out of money'

Purplebricks’ activist investor Lecram Holdings has warned shareholders can’t afford to wait ‘while the business runs out of money’ in a...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks moves deeper into the red

Purplebricks chief executive Helena Marston insists the brand's turnaround plan is working after posting a half-year loss this morning and revealing...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs devolved Stamp Duty for Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive should seek devolved powers over Stamp Duty, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body has urged the Executive to...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Online Estate Agents - the new dinosaurs of house selling

I’ve just read an article saying that this is the time of the online estate agency. The time in question is, of...

26 November 2022

From: Features

Autumn Statement - what did our panel of property experts make of it?

The property sector braced itself for the chill wind of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement this week. His pre-Budget comment that he...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Autumn Statement: Chancellor urged not to further tax homeownership

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt should be wary of placing a greater financial burden on homeowners in next weeks’s Autumn Statement, an agent...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Under Rishi - don’t expect much (but be grateful for that)

And…breathe. For a while back there, the only certainty for the housing market was uncertainty. That isn’t to say the election of Rishi...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Scottish property taxes may deter buyers as market slows - warning

Scotland may face “serious labour shortages” due to its relatively high property buying taxes compared with in England, a leading agent...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Welsh homebuyers set to benefit from new tax rules as threshold raised

The threshold for the Welsh version of stamp duty is set to rise, following on from the stamp duty cut for...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - how can agents combat the cost-of-living crisis?

The worst cost-of-living crisis in generations is everywhere we look and agents – and the property industry more widely – are...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Tax expert proposes stamp duty holiday for developers to boost housing supply

New Prime Minister Liz Truss has been urged to consider a tax overhaul to boost property supply. There have been plenty of...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Private rented sector not reason for fewer Scottish homeowners, agent claims

A leading agent has called on the Scottish government to reduce property taxes rather than freezing rents if it wants to...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents highlight property priorities for the new Prime Minister

From housebuilding to planning laws and stamp duty reform, agents and property professionals were ready with plenty of suggestions for Liz...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers in Scotland ‘unfairly paying’ higher property taxes 

Fewer than 20% of Scots homeowners paid more than 83% of all house purchase tax north of the border, according to...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Greg Clark caught up in Rishi Sunak ‘deprived areas’ furore

Housing Secretary Greg Clark, who is also the Levelling Up Secretary, has been caught up in the storm surrounding Rishi Sunak...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

EAT poll: Who do agents back as the next Prime Minister?

A quarter of agents have indicated they may prefer Rishi Sunak as the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister –...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing ‘airbrushed’ out of Tory leadership race

The Tory leadership debates have covered everything from taxes to trans rights but industry executives have lamented the lack of focus...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rishi-Tweedle-Dum and Liz-Tweedle-DumDum

When it comes to housing policy, the Conservative MPs have given their party a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DumDum. Rishi...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Slowdown or house price cliff edge? It's too early to tell

Right now, one topic seems to be dominating talk in the industry. Everywhere I go people tend to quiz me about...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Prime agent upgrades its HQ as it celebrates 150th anniversary

Prime estate agent John D Wood & Co has marked 150 years in business by opening a new headquarters. It has moved...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer – why sales-only agencies should get into lettings

There’s one message that’s come home to me loud and clear from my dealings with agents so far this year -...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has long been the bugbear of many property transactions. Even the very wealthy will lose interest...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells’ high end brand reports record trading year

John D Wood - which along with Hamptons is regarded as the prime end of the suite of agency brands now...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Hike - agents warn against more taxes on second homes

Propertymark is urging restraint on the part of the Welsh Government as it moves to tackle what it sees as the...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Second Homes Taxes will backfire on wider economy - warning

A rural body in Wales has hit out at the Welsh Government’s proposals for draconian new taxes on second homes.  Earlier this...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis will put brakes on runaway housing market, warns analyst

Despite the latest Halifax house price index showing a 10.8 per cent annual rise, a leading housing market analyst is warning...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Will The Lights Go On Again In Central London?

Almost exactly a decade ago I wrote a blog on the back of a spate on mainstream news stories about prime...

05 March 2022

From: Features

Predictions 2022 - an interview with Simon Shinerock

Peta Milne, founder of Instagram growth and PR service Monimo, and a content writer at Choices Estate Agents, recently sat down...

05 March 2022

From: Features

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown ‘may make home buying even slower’

HM Revenue & Customs has been warned by financial experts that its latest crackdown on stamp duty abuse could make the...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Seize Putin’s Properties: Mayor wants drastic response to Ukraine

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he supports the seizure of property assets connected to the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Short term lets - what’s the extent of the problem?

Timothy Douglas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Propertymark, analyses the impact that the lack of available data is having on...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Message to HMRC and Government - stamp duty is outdated

The majority of homeowners and homebuyers believe Stamp Duty Land Tax is outdated and needs reform. The mortgage lender Butterfield commissioned an...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Heavier Tax On Second Homes - Tories are now as keen as Labour

A poll of Conservative voters shows strong majorities for higher taxes on second homes and empty properties, and tougher demands on...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

We survived 2021, so what has 2022 in store for estate agents?

With the drastic changes enacted on the industry over the past two years thanks to the pandemic and political events such...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Property Wealth Tax proposed by former agency boss

A wealth tax on overseas owners of UK homes could raise £5 billion a year to help local people buy their...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New tax likely to fund additional cladding removal from low-rise flats

Leaseholders in lower-rise blocks of flats will not have to take out loans to remove dangerous cladding under new government rules...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC: UK government’s property taxes produce falling revenue

The UK is reported to have dropped down the league table of governments that secure vast amounts of income from property...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Is it time to reform the tax we all love to hate?

As we slide into Christmas, with the busiest levels of house buying since 2006 and activity still buoyant, I don’t think...

22 December 2021

From: Features

Higher taxes will curb house price rises in 2022 - Rightmove

House prices will rise next year says Rightmove - but it warns that tax hikes will curb price rises, particularly later in...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Politicians to set limits on second homes, with higher council taxes

It appears almost certain that there will be limits imposed on the number and location of second homes in Wales, following...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty could be changed to promote energy efficiency - top agency

A leading estate agency says the government may have to use stamp duty and council tax as incentives to persuade owners...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Budget 2021 aftermath - did the chancellor target property for tax revenue? 

In the Autumn Budget on Wednesday 27 October, very few impending tax hikes were revealed by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak –...

06 November 2021

From: Features

House price rises prompt HMRC to launch Inheritance Tax probes

Increasing house prices has encouraged HM Revenue and Customs to launch huge numbers of probes into Inheritance Tax payments. According to law...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing market to stay strong in 2022 says buoyant Halifax

House prices rose by the most in almost 15 years in September ahead of the end of the stamp duty holiday.  The...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC figures trigger fear of housing market slump

A leading market commentator is warning that transactions and prices will fall without the stimulus of the stamp duty holiday. Karen Noye,...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

A Taxing Time: the property industry is set for increases

By the time I next write this column, we’ll be just days before the next Budget and Autumn Statement. So I’ll...

02 October 2021

From: Features

Preparing for 2022 – How current trends will affect estate agencies

As we move into the autumn of 2021, what the coming year has in store for estate agents is something we...

29 September 2021

From: Features

Property Tax Threat: Labour hints at rises to pay for social care

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has hinted for the second time that he is looking towards property to help fund his...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Claim: property tax revamp could free up as many as 600,000 homes

The government has been warned that its much-talked about levelling up agenda is ‘doomed to fail’ without major reform of the...

22 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Property tax threat returns as government sets Budget date

Lost in the noise of yesterday’s social care announcements, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has named October 27 as his next Budget Day...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday did NOT cause market frenzy - claim

An unexpected claim was made over the weekend - that the long-running stamp duty holiday was not, after all, behind the...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Foreign rich wooed by full-size models of London homes built overseas

Agents and developers are creating full-size show home-style properties overseas in a bid to woo wealthy foreigners who cannot travel to...

18 August 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC targets property transactions after slump in tax income

HM Revenue & Customs is reported to be targeting recent home buyers after a slump in income from property taxes during...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

New property tax demanded by MPs who want more money for councils

A group of MPs has suggested the government consider a “proportional property tax” to replace the current council tax, in a...

20 July 2021

From: Breaking News

At last - Prime Central London shows house prices growth again

Prices in prime central London grew by 0.3 per cent in the year to May - tiny rise but a significant...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: talking Brexit, Covid, USPs and mews homes with Lurot Brand

Independent agents come in all shapes, sizes and looks, many with their own USPs and little quirks. It is this variety...

05 June 2021

From: Features

Prince Philip: how the property landscape changed during his century

For many, the funeral of HRH Prince Philip will be a solemn affair, while for some it will also be a...

17 April 2021

From: Features

Multiple Dwellings Relief – what do property agents need to know?

Estate agents play a key role in identifying tax savings that can benefit all parties. If a purchaser can benefit from...

03 April 2021

From: Features

Tax Day was just a damp squib says leading industry analyst

The government’s highly-anticipated Tax Day was just a damp squib.  That’s the view of leading analyst Anthony Codling, who says the almost complete...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Limited property tax proposals unveiled by government

Some 30 tax documents have been released by HM Treasury this afternoon - a mix of responses to past consultations, proposals...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Big property tax increases may be held back until after Budget

It’s been revealed that some far reaching changes to property taxes may not be unveiled at Wednesday’s Budget and may wait...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Budget rumours - pros and cons for agents

With just two days to go, it's fair to say the property industry is eagerly awaiting Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget statement...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPC targets will deter buyers from moving - warning

Propertymark has slammed government energy efficiency proposals as being “unrealistic, too simplistic and could deter people from moving home.” A formal consultation...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Two new property taxes announced by Housing Secretary

The government has given details of two new taxes to provide funds to address the cladding problem on high rise tower blocks...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Legal warning over little-known stamp duty technicality

There’s been a huge focus on both the stamp duty holiday and Help To Buy deadlines at the end of March...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Calls grow to reform ALL property taxes, not just stamp duty

Pressure is building for widespread property tax reform beyond short term issues regarding stamp duty. Many MPs in this week’s 65-minute special...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New Property Tax Grab: Wealth tax supporters repeat call for levy

A group that last year floated the concept of a one-off wealth tax - which would include taxing main homes as...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

D-Day - will MPs back industry call for stamp duty holiday extension?

Today’s the day when Parliament debates a possible extension to the stamp duty holiday beyond its March 31 cliff edge deadline...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Lockdown means viewings and sales will fall, says Phil Spencer

Property commentator Phil Spencer says lockdown - which we know will now last for another six weeks at least, and possibly...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Dozens of Tory MPs demand stamp duty extension from Sunak

The Northern Research Group, which has the backing of over 50 Conservative MPs in the north of England, wants the Chancellor...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

MPs to debate stamp duty as Chancellor considers extension

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering an extension to the current stamp duty holiday according to media reports today - and the...

17 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: What challenges lie ahead as 2021 gets underway?

Following a turbulent 2020 in which the property market and the professionals working within it excelled in the face of unprecedented...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

You guessed it…10 things to watch for in 2021

Here’s hoping you managed to have as good a Christmas and New Year as Covid rules allowed. Journalism in early January is...

02 January 2021

From: Features

Budget date is in time for U-turn on stamp duty holiday extension...

The next Budget will be held on March 3 next year - in time for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to change his...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

UK’s property taxes highest in world according to official figures

The UK has topped the rankings for the highest property taxes as a percentage of overall taxation in the developed world...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Rural property benefits from Covid-19 and the property use revolution

The secure Conservative victory in the 2019 General Election meant the property market in the sunlit uplands was set for a...

28 November 2020

From: Features

Property tax rises and falling house prices coming in 2021

Property tax rises and falling house prices look as if they are on the way according to the small print accompanying...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Sunak pledges new homes but does not hike property tax - yet

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has resisted changing any property taxes in the short term, but has used his Spending Review statement to...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Sunak’s Big Day: “Don’t make knee-jerk property tax rises” he’s told

Today sees the government’s Spending Review, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak taking centre stage as he presents a 12 month spending plan to...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty: 'Zero likelihood' tax rise for overseas buyers will be scrapped

A tax expert says that there is 'zero likelihood' of the government changing its mind on stamp duty changes for overseas...

15 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Autumn 2020 - seven things to watch

It’s no surprise the mainstream news remains dominated by coronavirus - not so much the actual effect of it right now,...

05 September 2020

From: Features

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