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The first election tax stories

11th June 2024

It’s early days yet, but some pointers on tax have emerged from both the main parties.

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Uncertainty for landlords

11th June 2024

Despite support from the Labour Party, the Renters (Reform) Bill was not enacted before parliament was prorogued ahead of the general election. The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act made it under the wire, but without the expected cap on ground rents.

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A warning for iPhone owners

11th June 2024

HMRC is warning iPhone users about a new wave of scam text messages claiming to be about tax refunds. Unlike most spam texts, these reportedly cannot be blocked by iPhones or reported to the usual Ofcom anti-spam number.

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The importance of a well-drafted will

16th May 2024

The risk of relying on homemade wills was highlighted in a recent case where a will was held to be invalid. Even a well-written will must be kept up to date given the possibility of future inheritance tax (IHT) changes.

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