Key financial dates

Is your financial diary up to date?

The remainder of 2016 is certainly going to be a busy one, with April seeing a raft of changes announced previously – affecting pensions and savings – coming into effect. Read more

3% surcharge on stamp duty

Lower rate of tax relief on mortgage payments for buy-to-let landlords

Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement during his Spending Review and Autumn Statement last year that from this April, people buying second homes and buy-to-let landlords will have to pay a 3% surcharge on the stamp duty charged for the property. This is set to raise an extra £1bn extra for the Treasury by 2021. Read more