Government’s new ‘Tax Day’ brings a raft of policy consultations – but nothing major on CGT or Stamp Duty
HM Treasury has published a suite of some 30 consultation documents and policy proposals that are "designed to enhance the stability and effectiveness of the UK tax system by outlining a future pathway for its tax administration and tax policy development."
The Government is planning to publish a batch of consultations on tax reform on 23rd March, a few weeks after Rishi Sunak's main Budget speech on Wednesday.
There are "a range of areas in which Capital Gains Tax is counter-intuitive and creates odd incentives", says the Office of Tax Simplification in a comprehensive review of the CGT regime.
"The Government does not plan to extend this relief" beyond 31st March, says an official statement in response to a popular online petition.
Owner of Sotheby's Dubai and the Middle East region confirms acquisition of UK business
One prime estate agency has listed properties for sale in more than half of the nation's postcodes in the last six months, significantly out-covering any other brick-and-mortar firm.
Poppy Chenevix-Trench has moved on from the Savills Private Office, becoming the latest high-level addition to Sandy Mitchell's Redbook Agency.
Strutt & Parker's London new homes sales chief reflects on the big themes to emerge in the prime development sector lately, and the projects currently setting the tone in the luxury market...
By Keir Waddell
Charles Medina has moved from Savills to become a Director at Strutt & Parker in Mayfair and Marylebone.
Another major acquisition creates London's biggest estate agency network.
Super-prime developer expands into education, securing planning for a new school for Thomas’s Kensington, along with new apartments & townhouses
The agency is looking to grow its regional resi development business by 50% over the next five years
'A double-digit price fall does not exactly feel imminent', says Knight Frank, after recording some encouragingly high activity levels given the circumstances...
Property portal expects a ‘cautious mood’ to continue in the housing market until Easter.
Propertymark has flagged the big threats and opportunities facing estate agents and the property market in the year ahead...
Luxury hospitality giant's new boss flags branded resi as a major part of international growth plans.
If we all stopped in our tracks every time the papers rang a bell to call the onset of the next property crash, none of us would have bought homes since 1998, says buying agent Saul Empson...
By Saul Empson