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Owner occupiers do not have to pay any capital gains tax on the sale of their properties.
Currently, landlords have to pay 3% extra stamp duty to purchase a property (although most of the landlords I know are selling and making it more difficult for people to rent). They cannot treat mortgage nterest as a business expense (which is what it is). This means they pay income tax on interest they have paid out and then when selling they pay capital gains tax. As a book-keeper with landlord clients I can tell yu the profit is hardly worth the effort. Especially if you rent to benefit claimants and all the hassle that entails for a landlord !!
If you renovate run down or derelict properties to put back on the market as homes, you have to pay the 3% extra stamp duty which just pushes up the price of homes available.
Hi attack on landlords was disgraceful, especially for a Tory Chancellor. All that legislation should be repealed ASAP.
We have future trade relations to negotiate, and things change monthly in technology and in any event it has been shown we can use technology now but they keep denying it.
If a person can stand in the garden with an app that tells them what the flight number and destination of a plane going above them is then it should not be too difficult to sort out import/export controls.
The fuss over the illegal immigrant policy of TM's was mis represented on the TV and I the papers. They always gave the impression it was for ALL immigration.
Typical response to everything these days - Throw more money at it.
We do need reform of Westminster, but not setting aside the history etc. MP's should nt have subsidised food and alcohol, the expenses regime should be tighter and clearer. they should not get daily food allowances. They have to eat whether they are in London or in their constituency. The taxpayer should not fund house purchases that MP's benefit from either.
Also at last count are there not 28 countries in the EU entitled to vote?. The UK is not barred from the vote just because they are putting a request forward.