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5th Mar 2014VAT on flood insurance claims could leave flooded farmers out of pocket

For local South West farmers and businesses the misery caused by the flooding is not all over yet. As hundreds of millions of pounds are expected to be claimed on insurance for damaged crops, farm...

11th Dec 2013HMRC new finance bill will affect construction workers

Temporary workers and employment agencies are being targeted by the taxman under new rules set out in the draft Finance Bill, which could have serious implications for the construction and off-shore...

6th Dec 2013Property industry's reaction to Government's Autumn Statement

There has been a mixed reaction to the Government's Autumn Statement from the commercial property world, with comments on the £1 billion loans to fund housing development, business rates,...

6th Nov 2013Commercial property should benefit from Government's National Insurance reduction

Up to 27,000 businesses in commercial property activities could benefit from a reduction of up to £2,000 from their employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) bill. The businesses...

29th Oct 2013Commercial Property Blog: VAT on Sale of Commercial Buildings

When purchasing or selling a commercial property one of the first things to establish is whether VAT will be applied to the price of the property, writes tax specialist Robert Stone. Land and buildings...

18th Sep 2013Property News Blog: Favourable tax reliefs contribute to popularity of farmland as an investment. By Nicola Horrocks

Farming in this country is steeped in tradition and for many the family farm is passed down from generation to generation. But, in recent years farming has attracted new investors, whether they...

28th Nov 2012Tax on empty properties crippling the recovery agenda

     Over 90 percent of surveyors believe that charges placed on shops and offices are 'significantly detrimental' to the recovery of the nation's town centres. Over half...

10th Jul 2012Smith & Williamson comment: Buyers beware of property on cusp of SDLT

Helen Demuth, Partner at Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group, which has an office in Bristol, warns that property purchasers should be cautious when buying fittings...

5th Jun 2012

Research by property search firm SearchFlow shows underinvestment in defences and climate change means the annual cost of flooding in England and Wales has reached £1bn. The cost of individual...

23rd May 2012Savills comment: Bristol office top rents stay steady due to lack of supply

According to Savills latest Bristol office market report, grade A supply stands at only 300,000 sq ft (27,870 sq m), just 11% of the 2.7 million sq ft (250, 830sq m) currently on the market,...

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