Category: Construction & Real Estate

Autumn Budget: Time for Real Action to Boost Construction Industry

November 2017

Construction and real estate specialist from our member firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Brendan Sharkey, outlines his Autumn Budget 2017 wish list for the construction industry: “The biggest challenge for the construction sector is a lack of confidence, fueled by Brexit uncertainty....

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Outsourcing – Is it Right for Your Construction & Real Estate Business?

October 2017

For construction and real estate businesses, staying competitive in today’s challenging marketplace is all about improving efficiency and keeping costs down, while the burden and responsibility of administration grows. More and more businesses are looking to outsourcing to ensure the...

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Buy-to-Let Regulations Fuel Rent Rises

October 2017

Rent rises have been fuelled by the recent introduction of Buy-to-Let tax regulations, forcing Landlords to increase prices, according to a study. Estate agent Your Move analysed rental prices on around 20,000 properties and found the average rent in England and Wales rose...

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Real Estate Matters – Issue 6

October 2017

Our Construction & Real Estate team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the construction and real estate sectors.   Issue 6 of Real Estate Matters contains articles on Research & Development Tax Credits, Capital Allowances and commentary...

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Stamp Duty Rise Drives Up Landlord Costs

September 2017

Changes to stamp duty legislation saw a 3% surcharge levied on newly-bought second homes and subsequent properties, according to research from Direct Line for Business. Any landlord paying the UK average house price of £219,544 for an additional property in...

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Buy-to-Let Property: Guide for Individual Landlords on the Recent Tax Changes

September 2017

Whether you own one or 50 let properties, you need to be aware of the tax changes that have already started to take effect and which will accelerate over the coming years. Restricted Interest For periods before 6 April 2017, all...

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Construction Industry Scheme – Past, Present and Future

August 2017

Prehistoric Times: 1971-1998 The construction industry is a business sector which traditionally has been regarded to have serious compliance issues. Self-employed workers were paid gross and the temptation to “forget” to register with Inland Revenue as self-employed was too much...

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Landlords hit by Mortgage Interest Relief Changes

July 2017

Landlords with one property could be pushed into a higher tax bracket due to changes to mortgage interest relief. The National Landlords Association (NLA) polled 754 landlords and found that 16% with a single property said they will move into...

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Issue 5 – Real Estate Matters

June 2017

Our Construction & Real Estate team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the construction and real estate sectors.   Issue 5 of Real Estate Matters contains articles on Contaminated and Derelict Land Tax Relief, the Apprenticeship...

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Budget 2017 – What it means for Construction & Real Estate

March 2017

The Spring Budget was relatively uneventful for those in the property and construction sector. That may come as a welcome relief to many, with previous budgets introducing increased tax liabilities to property investors in particular. One measure that may be...

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