Month: January 2016

Buy to let investors hit again

Last month's Autumn Statement marked another future tax increase for buy-to-let. "Frankly, people buying a home to let should not be squeezing out families who can't afford a home to buy." Those words from Chancellor George Osborne, heralded the announcement in the Autumn Statement of an increase in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the…

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State Pension increases and non increases

The basic state pension will rise by nearly 3% next April. The Autumn Statement confirmed that the basic state pension will rise by £3.35 a week to £119.30 a week from next April. The increase of 2.9% is the result of the 'triple lock', which requires the basic state pension to increase each April by…

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