The Prudential case and why it is important for sale and development transactions

The issue Transactions where developers sell some land to a buyer and then build a property on it, are quite common….

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Don’t forget about Multiple Dwellings Relief claw-back

Background The issue The valuable stamp duty land tax (SDLT) relief know as Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) is relatively well known…

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Tax and the cladding scandal

Background Last month marked four years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, where 72 people lost their lives.  The disaster exposed the…

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Spouse rules for the 2% SDLT surcharge

In this week’s Tax Bite we discuss some of the nuances of the spouse rules contained within the new non-resident SDLT…

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Don’t fall into the 15% SDLT trap!

The issue There is a punitive 15% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate for purchases of residential properties by companies for…

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What do the new SDLT rates really mean?

The issue On Wednesday the Chancellor announced quite a generous SDLT holiday. With immediate effect until 31 March 2021 the rate…

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Stamp duty fun!

Avid readers of TaxBites will recall that last July we warned of stamp duty changes that were afoot in relation to…

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Swamping is stamped out!

The issue At 0.5%, stamp duty is by no means the fiercest of taxes, but when applied to a large enough…

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