SDLT take soars to £8.28bn

New data reveals that the Treasury collected a grand total of £8.28billion in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) last year, bolstered by a three per cent surcharge payable upon purchase of additional properties.

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Start-ups need help with their tax returns, study suggests

Starting up and running your own business is hugely rewarding, but also demanding and time-consuming. Entrepreneurs need all the time they can get in order to get their business up and running quickly and efficiently – and many understandably do

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SDLT is “harmful” to long-term development

The head of a leading global property group has criticised Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), suggesting that the tax is “harmful” to long-term development.

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Official figures reveal record SDLT take despite fall in number of properties sold

Official data has revealed that the Government raised a record £7.7billion from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the first eight months of the 2016/17 financial year – despite a significant fall in the number of homes sold during the

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Study reveals ‘best start-up ideas for 2017’

Entrepreneurship is on the rise and approximately 2,000 new businesses are expected to launch every single month in 2017. But a new study based on emerging markets and growing consumer trends has revealed the best business opportunities that savvy entrepreneurs

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Small firms say they need ‘extra support’ this year

Three quarters of small and start-up businesses believe that they need to secure extra support this year in order to grow and remain competitive in the face of economic and political uncertainties, according to the latest O2 Business Barometer.

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“Hideously expensive” SDLT deterring homeowners from downsizing

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is “causing a bottleneck in the family homes market” by deterring homeowners from either downsizing or taking the next step up the property ladder, according to a new report.

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Start-ups should seek advice to free up time spent filing tax returns

Starting up a new and successful business from scratch is perhaps one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences any person can hope to achieve. But it can also be time-consuming, troublesome and tiring – particularly in terms of tax.

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SDLT is ‘biggest barrier’ to home ownership and moving house

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) is calling for changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), following criticisms that the controversial tax is the ‘biggest barrier’ to home ownership and moving house.

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RICS: House price growth will slow in 2017, but rents will rise

Predictions from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggest that house price growth will slow by more than half in 2017 – whereas rents will rise by as much as three per cent.

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