Category: finance

What’s in the Budget?

What’s in the Budget?

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?

Current Affairs Edition July 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Current Affairs Edition July 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Richard Blanco and his guests take a look at the issues facing the private rented sector and the key topics featured in the media recently. Joining Richard on the panel is Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice at the NLA, and Carol Lewis, Deputy Editor of Property and Personal Finance at The Times. Long … Continue reading Current Affairs Edition July 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

First foot on the property ladder. Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

The Autumn Budget saw Stamp Duty for first time buyers drop to 0% for the first £300,000 and other changes to the property market. But do these changes actually make it easier to get that first step on the property ladder? To discuss the issue, Richard Blanco is joined by Kate Faulkner, MD of Property … Continue reading First foot on the property ladder. Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

At the Tory Party Conference back in October, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the Autumn Budget would “bring forward new incentives for landlords” to offer tenancies longer than 12 months. It seems, however, that the Chancellor was not giving Javid’s conference speech his fullest attention. At last week’s Autumn Budget the Chancellor announced that … Continue reading Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

Why should election candidates care about landlords this June?

Because we’re important. Obviously. I’ve even got the numbers to prove it.  Here goes.... Firstly, there's a lot of us According to the HMRC approximately 2.35 million individuals declared income from private residential property in the last reported year. If each of these landlords only owned one property, and we know that hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Why should election candidates care about landlords this June?