Category: Construction & Real Estate

Getting onto the Property Ladder – The Tax Incentives

August 2018

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments an individual will ever make in their lifetime. A minimum deposit of 5% is typically required to secure a mortgage. To get a good mortgage interest rate however, you’ll often...

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Summary of UK Construction Sector Deals

July 2018

The MHA Corporate Finance team have reviewed the UK construction sector deals. The analysis is based on the review of UK construction sector related corporate deals and based on companies UK SIC codes, namely: Development of building projects and construction...

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Real Estate Matters Issue 9

July 2018

Our Construction & Real Estate team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the construction and real estate sectors.   Issue 9 of Real Estate Matters contains articles on Land Transfer Tax replacing Stamp Duty Land Tax in...

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New VAT Rules for the Building Trade in 2019

July 2018

Under new rules due to come in on 1 October 2019, builders, subcontractors and other trades associated with the construction industry will have to start using a new method of accounting for VAT. The measure is designed to combat VAT...

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Property Ownership – Offshore and Onshore

June 2018

There is a general presumption that property owned offshore can facilitate a low tax regime. However, UK tax legislation has “anti-avoidance legislation” which hypothetically traces the income and gain to the ultimate owner. Although offshore ownership puts the beneficial owner...

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Advice for Investment Companies and Buy to Let Investors

June 2018

Should you Have an Investment Company? When making an investment it is sometimes beneficial to do so via a company, particularly where the investment pays an income. This is because the tax rates on income for companies can be much lower...

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HMRC’s Student Accommodation VAT Challenge Fails

June 2018

Contractors, developers and planners, amongst others, can now be assured that they do not have to pay VAT to subcontractors with regard to new build student accommodation. Despite HMRC’s best efforts to overturn the decision with regards to VAT relief on...

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Capital Gains Tax for Non-UK Residents – FAQs

June 2018

Don’t Get Caught Out Are you a non-UK resident with a UK property portfolio or an ex-pat who has kept a foothold in the UK property market? Since April 2015, Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is now charged on the sale of UK residential...

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Brexit Effects on the Hospitality & Tourism Sector

May 2018

Thousands of UK businesses seem to be struggling, to the point where quite a few of them are likely to be going out of business. Whether large or small, it is becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to turn a profit and this...

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Real Estate Matters – Issue 8

April 2018

Our Construction & Real Estate team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the construction and real estate sectors.   Issue 8 of Real Estate Matters contains articles on the recent Spring Statement announcement, Mortgages, the Annual Tax on...

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