Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018

So, we already knew about some of the announcements before the chancellor, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP, spoke yesterday, so much so he even made a joke about toilets and leaks. As ever there was good news and bad news for taxpayers, a full summary is on our website but here are some good… Continue reading Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018

VAT on building a new home

If you’re building a new home, you may be able to reclaim the VAT back on the materials used, potentially making a lot of difference to the final costs. You can apply for a VAT refund on building materials and services if you’re: building a new home converting a property into a home building a non-profit communal… Continue reading VAT on building a new home

I’m self-employed, what do I need for my mortgage?

Applying for a mortgage always sounds like a tricky task, especially if you’re self-employed as you do not have a set and secure amount of income every year. Previously, you could apply for a self-certified mortgage – this allowed you to disclose to your lender how much you were earning without actually providing any evidence.… Continue reading I’m self-employed, what do I need for my mortgage?

Autumn Budget 2017

Yesterday saw a budget that focused, as expected, on housing and a stormy economic forecast. Our full summary is available on our website, but the key tax developments are summarised below. Personal Tax Rates and Allowances The personal allowance is currently £11,500 and will increase to £11,850 in April 2018. The higher rate threshold similarly… Continue reading Autumn Budget 2017

Have you become a landlord?

You can become a landlord for many different reasons; you might not even think of yourself as one. This could be because you’ve: inherited a property rented out a flat to cover your mortgage payments moved in with someone and need to rent out your house. If you follow this link http://bit.ly/2w4rf17 it takes to… Continue reading Have you become a landlord?

New Lifetime ISA

The Lifetime Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a longer term tax-free account that receives a government bonus. The accounts will be available from today (6 April 2017). HMRC have produced a helpful guide on the account. Some of which is reproduced below: Opening a Lifetime ISA You can open a Lifetime ISA if you're aged… Continue reading New Lifetime ISA