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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    BBC and police under attack over raid on Cliff Richard's Berkshire home

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... to the heart of our civil liberties, is how and why this warrant was issued in the first place. The police were under a legal duty to disclose the deal with the BBC to the magistrate. Did they do so? ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Mainland buyers of British property unfazed by new taxes

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:37am by Toh Han Shih

    ... In its budget, delivered on March 19, the British government announced the existing 15 per cent rate of stamp duty land tax would be extended to the purchase of a residential property for more than £500,000 by "non-natural persons", such as companies. The previous threshold was £2 million. The stamp duty for a property cheaper than £2 million was previously 4 per cent, ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London home prices at new high on economic recovery, market stimulus

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... prices for residential property rose 6.8 per cent in March from a year earlier, Rightmove said. Values are now above the £250,000 threshold that increases the stamp-duty tax on property sales ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Bank of England opts for cautious approach on housing market

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... "The BOE is unlikely to stamp a size-10 boot down on the housing market," said Rob Wood, a chief economist at Berenberg Bank. "If the central bank does not know how powerful its tools ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    George Osborne buys round of whisky for restive Scots with tax freeze

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... in an apparent attempt to woo Scots ahead of an independence referendum this year. "Scottish whisky is a huge British success story. To support that industry, instead of raising duties on Scotch whisky and other spirits, I'm today going to freeze them," Osborne told Parliament on Wednesday. Tax on beer dropped by one pence (HK 13 cents), but duty on other alcoholic products ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Buckingham Palace guard pointed his rifle at 'intruder' at the gates

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Palace guard uses rifle to keep 'intruder' at bay A soldier at Buckingham Palace pointed his bayonet-fixed rifle at a member of the public after an argument erupted at the gates, it was reported yesterday. The soldier, on guard duty, left his post to intervene when a man refused to stop shouting at a police officer manning the gates of Queen ...

  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Impact of a UK capital gains tax on foreign-owned property likely small

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by Peggy Sito

    ... Kirke, managing director at Colliers Hong Kong. "Hong Kong investors have been exceptionally active in the likes of London since the introduction of the stamp duty measures in Hong Kong ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Sales of luxury British homes surge despite tax increase

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Increase in stamp duty on prime real estate has little effect, with overseas buyers in search of a safe haven flocking to London Luxury sales surge despite tax ... on a safe asset," Matthew Pointon, an economist at researcher Capital Economics, said. "Safe-haven flows outweigh the increase in the stamp duty." Luxury homes have held their value ...

  9. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Chinese developers tipped to invest in luxury London market

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by JUN CONCEPCION

    ... said the increase in property stamp duties in Hong Kong could encourage scores of investors in the city to look elsewhere, notably London, for alternative investments. One Blackfriars ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London luxury home gains defy predictions

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... home purchases to narrow Britain's deficit, increasing the stamp duty on homes sold for more than £2 million (HK$23.8 million) to 7 per cent from 5 per cent last year. The opposition ...




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