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Can the major political parties deliver on housing?

9 April 2015 | By Mark Sands

“Fine words” on housebuilding have yet to win over a sceptical industry ahead of this summer’s general election.

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Brokers attack 'back of an envelope' Labour mansion tax plans

31 October 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers have slammed the Labour Party after it revealed its proposed mansion tax last week.

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Is it time for major reform to how we tax property?

23 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Political parties are considering big reforms of stamp duty and wealth taxes.

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Why did the Scottish No campaign not talk about mortgage uncertainty?

18 September 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers argue that the uncertainty around a currency split and mortgage lending should have been a main feature of the No campaign

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Lack of direction: Govt's guidance on long-term care advice falls short

11 July 2014 | By Steve Tolley

Advisers and providers believe the Government’s long-term care guidelines are too broad and don’t do enough to aid self-funders.

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Rollercoaster ride: The latest twist in the interest-only mortgage saga

4 December 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Interest-only mortgages have a checkered history and have been tainted by the financial crash.

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Danby Bloch: The mansion tax effect on financial planning

30 October 2014

The mansion tax seems to help the many and hurt the few, which is electorally almost irresistible

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Lenders under fire over remortgage approvals

11 August 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers expect to see an autumn upturn in remortgage approvals but urge lenders and borrowers to assess the situation now.

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Do Budget pension reforms help or hinder older borrowers?

1 July 2014 | Updated: 4 July 2014 | By Devraj Ray

What options are there for older borrowers in light of the Budget changes?

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Brokers attack armed forces Help to Buy rules

26 June 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Armed forces personnel using the Forces Help to Buy scheme are prevented from taking up the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee as it violates EU regulations

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