Focus On Properties & Construction

Property tax update seminar - 12 Oct, 2015

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George Hay is hosting a seminar to update attendees on property tax issues. The free event in St Ives on 22 October is designed to help property investors navigate an ever-changing landscape. It will focus…

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Avoidance case shows need for sound advice - 12 Oct, 2015

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Two solicitors fined for their involvement in an SDLT-avoidance scheme are to be re-sentenced following a High Court ruling. Regulators said the men had not acted in their clients’ best interests, not…

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Rise in demand for commercial property - 12 Oct, 2015

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A recent survey has shown businesses’ demand for commercial property in the UK has risen for the eleventh consecutive quarter, while available space fell for the ninth successive period. The Royal Institution…

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Stone me – it’s robo-mason - 12 Oct, 2015

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A robotics company in America has created the world’s first brick-laying robot – and it’s commercially available. Construction companies who fancy adding SAM (semi-automated mason) to their workforce…

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Most construction projects are finished late – report - 12 Oct, 2015

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 Sixty per cent of construction projects are not completed on time, according to new figures. It amounts to increasing lateness, with an additional five per cent of projects missing deadlines in 2015…

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1 in 4 are ‘accidental landlords’ - 18 Jun, 2015

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Nearly a quarter of landlords have become involved in property letting sector accidentally or without planning to, new research has shown. The National Landlords Association (NLA) published findings from…

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Don’t be late on ATED - 17 Jun, 2015

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Corporate owners of certain high value residential properties need to be aware of a one-off change to a key tax filing and payment date this year. The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) originally…

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Summer Budget on the way - 15 Jun, 2015

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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced there will be a surprise second Budget this year. Following the Conservatives’ victory in the 7 May general election, he confirmed on 16 May that…

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Builders back moves to tackle late payments - 12 Jun, 2015

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The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed government proposals to tackle late payments to small firms but says there is “much more to do”. The Queen’s Speech on 27 May, which set out the…

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Outlook bright for sector - 30 Mar, 2015

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UK construction output in 2014 grew significantly, with new housing leading the way. Latest figures for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released on 13 February, showed that construction output…

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