Business rates appeal system requires “urgent reform”, says FSB

The number of bricks and mortar businesses challenging their business rates bills has dropped by 78 per cent, the latest figures have shown.

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Capital gains tax payment rules warning to residential property owners

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has issued a warning to residential property owners, about the need to carefully consider the timing of any sale or gift of their property in future.

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Second-home tax rules to be reviewed, says Government

The tax rules for second-homes are to be reviewed by the Government after a “loophole” was discovered which could be costing local councils millions of pounds each year.

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Treasury weighing up tax break for landlords who sell to young adults

The chancellor, Phillip Hammond is considering introducing a tax break in this month’s budget rewarding landlords who sell their properties to sitting tenants, after it was revealed that 40 per cent of young adults are unable to buy a home.

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More than half of UK landlords are optimistic about outlook for buy to let market

A new survey has found that over half of landlords in the UK feel optimistic about the buy to let sector despite a raft of regulatory and tax changes introduced in recent years.

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AAT calls on Government to reconsider proposed Rent a Room tax relief changes

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has called on the Government to rethink its proposals to reform Rent a Room tax relief, amid concerns that the changes would result in “unnecessary complexity.”

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