The home

First-time buyers soar to 11-year high

Buyers taking out first mortgage hits highest level since 2006.

Equity release passes £3bn in 2017

The average pensioner released £77,380 from their home in 2017.

Devolution and property taxes

How does property taxation differ around the UK?

More landlords in buy-to-let arrears

Landlords in ‘significant’ arrears increase by 20%.

Taxpayers reclaim £493m from HMRC

Revenue accused of 'tax first, ask questions later' approach.

Wales to revisit land transaction tax

Autumn Budget 2017 forces Wales to rethink devolved policy.

Stamp duty land tax receipts rise 23%

Chancellor facing calls to lower stamp duty in Autumn Budget.

Rising inflation drives down spending

60% of families feel the squeeze on living costs as inflation hits 3%.

320,000 people benefit from Help to Buy

Average house prices across Help to Buy schemes was £196,092.

Inheritance tax receipts up by 18.7%

Introduction of residence nil-rate band coincides with soaring receipts.

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