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Stop the Press! The Register of Overseas Entities has gone live. What should you do now?

This article confirms the scope of the UK’s new Overseas Entities Register and what overseas entities need to do now the register is live
01 August 2022

Paying for Grenfell: Consultation on proposed residential property developer tax

In this article we consider the proposed new tax on property developers to contribute towards the cost of replacing unsafe cladding on high-rise residential buildings
19 May 2021


Webinar on demand: In conversation with Sir Edward Troup

On 6 October 2020, we were joined by Sir Edward Troup, who gave an insider’s view of possible tax changes affecting Private Wealth

14 October 2020

Can the novation of a contract be a supply of land?

This case of Hanuman Commercial Ltd v HMRC considered whether novation of a contract for the sale of land was an exempt supply of land or a separate supply of services for VAT purposes.
23 January 2018

James Thornton v HMRC: distinction between income and capital receipts for lease surrenders

The First Tier Tribunal finds that settlement monies paid by a tenant to exit a lease are capital receipts for repairing damage to property and not income payments for loss of rent.
20 December 2016

Update for residential landlords

Changes from April 2017 will mean that income tax relief is to be restricted to the basic rate of tax on borrowing costs for the owners of let residential property.
14 November 2016

Extra SDLT on second homes

From 1 April 2016 an additional 3% premium on top of the existing SDLT rates is payable by buyers of a second residential property.
14 November 2016

Rebecca Stayton v HMRC: when can you trade in property without an intention to do so?

The First Tier Tribunal has held that it is possible to acquire and sell a property as part of a taxpayer’s trade, without that taxpayer having an intention to trade.
16 September 2016

De-enveloping enveloped properties – where now?

This briefing is about enveloped properties (UK residential property held via an offshore structure such as a company or partnership).
08 September 2016

Capital Focus Limited v HMRC: houses in multiple occupancy can be zero-rated dwellings

The FTT has found that houses in multiple occupancy can be zero-rated dwellings under the VAT legislation. The purpose of the legislation is to zero-rate the creation of new homes where none existed.
17 August 2016

Julian Nott v Commissioners for HMRC [2016] – trading or property income?

Property income and trading income are taxed under different provisions of the tax code. This can sometimes have practical implications for the taxpayer.
16 March 2016


Could you use EIS to attract investment?

The Enterprise Investment Scheme has evolved continually since inception. Recent years saw great increases in applicable thresholds, creating greater incentive for investors to make investments.
29 January 2016
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