Housing takes centre stage in the Autumn Budget
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With issues from alcohol duty to growth forecasts under the microscope, the Autumn Budget included significant announcements on a diverse set of issues. Despite these concerns, attention was focused squarely on the Government?s housing proposals.
Strong overseas interest
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The commercial property market in central London has continued to defy expectations of a Brexit downturn and remains an attractive prospect to many buyers.
Growth in a time of cuts
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With everyone's eyes focused on Brexit and its complexities, along with US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, it is easy to overlook the fact that the renewables sector is booming.
Going up
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Despite recent political uncertainties and fluctuations in sterling, in the longer term it seems likely that investors will continue to place their capital in UK real estate to obtain much-desired certainty.
Interesting times for landlords
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Landlords in the buy-to-let market have faced a double-whammy. Not only did the former Chancellor of the Exchequer introduce a new stamp duty land tax surcharge on buy-to-let properties in April, but as of 2017, tax relief on mortgage interest will be phased out to be replaced with a capped tax credit. If that wasn't enough, in response to new affordability checks currently under consultation by the Bank of England, some of the UK's biggest lenders including The Mortgage Works (TWM) and Barclays raised a key affordability threshold in the spring.
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