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High value UK residential properties and enveloping: what should I be doing now?

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 22 2012

In our June 2012 briefing we reported on the Chancellor's three-pronged assault on high value UK residential properties that are 'enveloped' in a company or other non natural person (which for certain purposes can include trusts

UK properties purchased through companies and trusts the government on the warpath

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 28 2012

The rumours that the Government would crack down on the supposedly tax saving ‘trick’ of purchasing an expensive residential property through a company have finally been substantiated

‘Enveloping’ high-value UK residential properties: is there a need to act now?

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 20 2012

In the Budget, the Chancellor launched a three-pronged assault on high-value UK residential properties that are ‘enveloped’ in a company or other ‘non-natural person’

Non-UK owners of residential property in the UK paying ‘a fair share of tax’ or a wealth tax?

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 27 2012

Non-domiciled individuals (non-doms) and offshore trustees will have been watching this Budget particularly carefully as it had already been announced prior to its delivery on 21 March 2012 that the Chancellor would be taking action in relation to individuals who acquire UK property through offshore companies

Securing tax relief on currently high agricultural land values

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 4 2011

Agricultural values are being driven by a number of factors including the need to produce food, farmland being viewed as a safe asset in volatile times, and by the potential tax incentives, in particular the inheritance tax (IHT) relief offered and the scope for capital gains tax roll-over relief