This month, Chris Norris, NLA Director of Policy and Practice, is hopeful as the government considers a tax break for landlords that the NLA has been recommending for years. The NLA is working closely with ministers to tackle energy-efficiency challenges for landlords and is also trying to find out what Right to Rent will mean … Continue reading NLA in action
The Chancellor surprised everyone by announcing that the Budget would take place on Monday, 29 October, much earlier than expected since Brexit negotiations conclude at the end of November. While the Conservative Party conference earlier this month revealed only a handful of major policy announcements, the Budget is likely to look to strengthen the UK’s … Continue reading What’s in the Budget?
This month, Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice, outlines how the NLA will respond to the government’s consultation on longer tenancies. The issue: the government consultation on ‘overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector’ Summary On 2 July, the secretary of state for communities, James Brokenshire, published an eight-week … Continue reading NLA in action
Thousands of buy-to-let landlords are in for a shock when they get their tax bills for the 2017/18 financial year. In what has widely been described as an ‘assault’ on landlords, the government is gradually phasing out the 100 percent tax relief on mortgage interest and other finance costs that landlords previously enjoyed. What’s … Continue reading All you need to know about Section 24
In council chambers up and down the country, local politicians will spend the next few weeks standing up and forcefully extolling how active they are in protecting front line services, how unfair central government cuts are, and perhaps most vigorous of all will be their explanation of how they are doing their very best for … Continue reading I predict a riot! The story of local government finance…..