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Govt rules out stamp duty exemption for larger B2L investors

The Government has ruled out a stamp duty exemption for corporate investors. The Government first announced a consultation on the exemption in the 2015 Autumn Statement, after it announced a 3 percentage point surcharge on second homes and buy-to-let properties. The mooted exemption would have applied to investors with 15 or more residential properties, although […]

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Govt refuses to intervene as High Court ruling sparks pension liberation concerns

Pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann says the Government will not legislate to stop pension scams as providers face renewed pressure to transfer savings to suspected liberation schemes following a controversial High Court ruling. Last month the High Court overturned a Pensions Ombudsman decision that sided with Royal London over a suspicious £8,000 transfer to a […]

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Osborne slashes corporation tax to 17%

Chancellor George Osborne has again taken the axe to corporation tax, with the rate set to fall to 17 per cent in 2020. The corporation tax rate is currently 20 per cent. Under existing plans it was due to fall to 19 per cent in April 2017 and 18 per cent by 2020. However, giving […]

Auto enrolment – so far so good?

Jamie Clark – Business Development Manager The recent report from the Pensions Policy Institute demonstrates the sheer scale of auto-enrolment so far and what we can expect in the future. We’ve pulled out the key information to save you reading the full report. Auto enrolment in numbers Sources: Pensions Policy Institute, The Future Book: Unravelling […]

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