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DISBURSEMENTS VAT CASE RULING GOES AGAINST LAW FIRM

article by By David Graham of Armstrong Watson (28.09.2017)

A recent ruling in the first tier tribunal has gone against law firm Brabners, resulting in an HMRC VAT assessment of £68,000 being upheld.  This case should be of significant interest to all law firms providing conveyancing services and recharging fees incurred for property searches. The case revolves around the treatment of electronic property searches procured from well known provider Searchflow. Searchflow had provided these services to Brabners free of any VAT,...

HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED TO EARN PER HOUR TO AFFORD A HOME IN YOUR AREA?

Ever wondered how much you need to earn to afford a property in one of the UK's biggest cities? Find out here

NINE OUT OF TEN MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS ARE SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHED BY CLIFFTONS 28/09/2017

In the second-quarter of 2017, 90% of mortgage applications were successful

ECO HOUSING PAY BACK PUBLISHED 26/09/17 BY ROB SOWDEN

Rob Sowden of Business Cash Enabler reports that one of his clients in the house building sector received £230k as a government cash-back for the development of sustainable housing design

AN EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE LIVE-WORK FACILITY FOR THE LANSDOWNE!!!

New development proposal for Bournemouth's Landsdown area : Digital Point, Holdenhurst Road

LAW FIRM FACES £68K VAT BILL AFTER TRIBUNAL RULES ELECTRONIC SEARCH FEES ARE NOT DISBURSEMENTS

The First-tier Tribunal ruled that the searches attracted VAT. The ruling could have significant repercussions for many conveyancing firms and the Law Society intervened on Brabners’ side given the case’s importance. (18-09-2017)

THE GREAT GREENDALE CHARITY BAKE OFF

Join BPA Committee members GREENDALE on Monday 25th September 2017 for their annual Charity Bake Sale - raising money for local charity Bobby’s Future

BOURNEMOUTH: £150M WINTER GARDENS PLAN ‘WILL TRANSFORM’ TOWN-CENTRE SITE

The former Winter Gardens site is the focus of proposals featuring residential, restaurant, leisure and retail space combined with new parking facilities and public realm. It follows a period of detailed analysis and design work which began in 2015

SAFFERY CHAMPNESS ACCOUNTANTS IS URGING FURNISHED HOLIDAY LET OWNERS TO REVIEW ESTATE PLANNING

Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants is urging owners of furnished holiday lets (FHL) to review their estate and succession planning and to be aware of implications of inheritance tax and subsequent pitfalls that may result in unexpected tax liabi

DREW SHORTLISTED FOR BSG HEALTH & SAFETY AWARD!

DREW Construction Group have been shortlisted to receive a Building Safety Group Project Award for best Health and Safety in Planning and Design, for our recent build at Albert Road in Bournemouth


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