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Nothing lasts for ever… including deferment - 11 July 2017

Sometimes it’s possible to apply to HMRC to defer paying all or part of one’s SDLT liability. FA2003 limits such …

“The Deal That Never Was” – updated - 24 April 2017

During WWII, MI5 used fake plans attached to a dead body dumped in the sea off Spain to trick the …

Name, rank and serial number… - 12 April 2017

On 5th April 2017, the Government published a call for evidence on the latest proposal in its on-going project to …

Getting married? Flowers, photographer… SDLT? - 11 July 2016

There are just so many things to deal with in the run up to the Happy Day. The Finance Bill …

At last, Granny gets a reprieve! - 29 June 2016

Last night Hansard published the long-promised (since April 11) amendments to the Finance Bill indicating the hoops through which purchasers …

First it was Granny, now it’s your spouse or civil partner… - 19 May 2016

The Treasury has still made no announcement whatever, beyond privately briefing favoured media outlets, on which granny flats will be …

Government says “annexe”, the Beeb says “annex” and solicitors say nothing at all - 4 May 2016

My blog of 22nd March (“Osborne surcharges Granny”) made the point that this year’s Budget was bad news for those …

SDLT – Summary of 2016 Budget changes for corporate and commercial purchasers - 24 March 2016

New non-residential SDLT rates The old “slab” system was abolished for non-residential properties, as it was for residential properties in …