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Yearly Archives: 2015

Honduras to build land title registry using bitcoin technology

Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Americas, has agreed to use a Texas-based company to build a permanent and secure land title record system using the underlying technology behind bitcoin, Sourced through from:

Capital gains tax on homes: it’s only a matter of time

Comment: there will be a capital gains tax overhaul, and the 100pc tax relief on main homes will go – at least for some Source:

Landlords enjoy £14bn tax breaks as figures reveal buy-to-let expansion

Shelter urges review of tax treatment of landlords as freedom of information request shows they declared £6.3bn against mortgage interest in 2012-13 Source:

Mr Property predicts 15 year UK house price boom as US and Chinese investors pile into market

UK property prices have risen sharply since the Conservative election victory. Source:

Confidence in the UK property market takes a dip

In April, over 63 per cent of people expected the average house price to be higher in 12 months time. This is ‘significantly lower’ than the 67 per cent who said this in March, according to Halifax. Source:

The tech-savvy Londoners finding innovative ways to solve the capital’s housing crisis

ALL IN THE APPKrishan Pattni and Robert Luck Source:

OPP.Today – Overseas investors snap up £1m-plus London ex-council houses

Former council houses in prime central London are making their owners millionaires when sold – and housing association properties could soon do the same, agents predict. ‘Blinged up’ ex-council properties with Candy & Candy-style interiors in London’s best addresses can be privately rented for around £30,000 a year or sold for six or seven-figure sums…

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Martin Lewis: 10 steps to save £1,000s on your mortgage

The money-saving expert has a particular system for cutting the cost of buying a home at what in 20 years could be seen as the “best time in history to remortgage” Source:

HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions

Data in massive cache of leaked secret bank account files lift lid on questionable practices at subsidiary of one of world’s biggest financial institutions Source:

Tony Benn’s inheritance tax dodge: how it works (and how you can use it too) – Telegraph

The former Labour minister left an estate worth £5m to his children, but official documents suggest he used legitimate tax planning strategies to reduce death duties. We explain how Source: