Tag: Budget

Taxing Times Ahead

This was billed as a ‘big’ Budget, and frankly the best opportunity George Osborne would have to drive through the difficult financial policies which he may deem necessary to meet the Government’s objectives. However, it has also proved a significant – if not outright damaging – budget for private landlords in the UK where Mr … Continue reading Taxing Times Ahead

Top tips for energy budget-conscious landlords and renters

Recent research from Ofgem, the energy regulator, found that three-quarters of bill-paying tenants have never switched electricity or gas supplier in order to get a better deal. One in five tenants aren’t even aware that it is possible to switch provider despite the fact they could save up to £200 and renters are only half … Continue reading Top tips for energy budget-conscious landlords and renters

A Budget of Olympic proportions? Or opportunity lost?

In 2012, with the London Olympics only months away, it would be reasonable to expect  an Olympic style Budget Statement to meet Herculean challenges. It is hard to describe George Osborne's address to Parliament in such terms - but there were some important points of which to take note. Heavily trailed in advance of today's … Continue reading A Budget of Olympic proportions? Or opportunity lost?

If at first you don’t succeed – try, try, try again…

It is often said that lobbying the Treasury prior to Budget day is like trying to change direction in an oil tanker. It’s possible, but you need to start well in advance and be prepared for it to take a long time. Well it has certainly taken a long time, but in his Budget Statement … Continue reading If at first you don’t succeed – try, try, try again…