Property Week is calling on chancellor Philip Hammond to reverse damaging reforms to stamp duty land tax - find out how you can get involved


Residential transactions above £500,000 slump 14%

4 May 2017

The number of residential transactions above £500,000 slumped by 14% in Q1, prompting warnings of “knock-on effects” on the wider market and adding fuel to Property Week’s Call Off Duty campaign.

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The white paper was no whitewash for BTR investors

2 March 2017

In a 12-month period that has brought us not just Brexit but also US president Donald Trump, the government’s housing white paper was never going to set the media world alight.


Spring Budget: chancellor must act to remove tax barriers

28 February 2017

Backed by stronger-than-expected tax receipts, the chancellor has an opportunity to support property developers and investors by removing tax barriers that are blocking development and putting tenants at risk.

Liz Hamson, editor of Propety Week

Chancellor must heed call on duty as well as business rates

24 February 2017

The clamour of voices calling for urgent change to the business rates regime ahead of 1 April, when the new ratings list comes into effect, reached such a crescendo this week that it looks pretty nailed on that there will be some sort of announcement in the Budget on 8 March.

Construction / housebuilding

Housing white paper just tinkers around the edges

16 February 2017

This white paper is far from the radical overhaul of housing policy that was promised (10.02.17).

Martin Skinner Inspired new

Stamp duty just part of the PRS problem

19 January 2017

As evidenced by three Fizzy Living schemes falling through as a result of the stamp duty surcharge, government changes are hitting buy-to-let (BTL) investors hard.

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  • April We regroup and carry on putting on the pressure in the build-up to the Budget Statement in the autumn


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