- Why the 2% Stamp Duty hike for non-residents is not clever, says Trevor
Home » News » Housing Market » Why the 2% Stamp Duty hike for non-residents is not clever, says Trevor previous nextHousing MarketWhy the 2% Stamp Duty hike for non-residents is not clever, says TrevorNever afraid to speak his mind candidly, Trevor Abrahmsohn is aghast that a Tory government is seeking to put off foreigners buying property in England.Nigel Lewis24th July 20201 Comment576 Views Last week the government confirmed that it would be moving forward with its proposal to tax non-resident home buyers an extra 2% in Stamp Duty to purchase property in England and Northern Ireland.Immediately afterwards, one of London’s best-known prime property agents – who will be hit hardest by the new additional levy – called the measure ‘daft’.We sat down with Trevor Abrahmsohn of Glentree Estates to find out why he is so irate about the new levy and ask him some challenging questions.Who cares about a few hundred ultra-wealthy buyers having to shoulder a bit more tax?“The intrinsic relationship between the buoyancy of the housing market, retail spending and the growth of the economy is irrefutable – why would you do anything to slow things down,” he says.“In the post-Brexit era anything that promotes an increase in investment has to be good.”“We have to change the conversation from the sort of soft left-wing idea that these high net worth individual are all coming to steal our property.”What is the government supposed to do instead?“Concentrate on increasing the supply of properties – which the Tories are trying to do via their planning reforms – but they should go further and radically reform it; planning decisions are too mired in politics,” he says.“If they could do that then we all won’t be so precious about foreign people buying property in this country and ‘taking homes from the locals’.Where else are these foreigners going to go?“The idea of putting up barriers has to be reversed,” he says.“The ‘non-dom’ and other changes including this Stamp Duty rise may score points morally, but we’re losing these wealthy investors and wealth creators to countries like Portugal and Italy and their ‘golden visa’ schemes.”Isn’t it ironic that a Tory government is doing this?“I think it’s part of the strategy to look after the ‘red wall’ and even up the country – they must be seen to be punishing the ‘favourite son’ capital or at least not giving it special treatment.“But it exasperates me that subsequently we are suddenly ashamed that London is the greatest city in the world and that produces so much of our GDP.“I think it’s all about symbolism – London has become resented by people in the North and so the Tories have to ignore if not punish it to garner favour with the new formerly Labour voters.”non-doms Glentree Estates stamp duty Trevor Abrahmsohn July 24, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentRosemarie , Roomsintown Roomsintown 24th July 2020 at 9:29 amWill this hit ex-pats ? Some may want to return ‘home’ others may want to buy a second home in the uk to enable them to split their time between two countries, perhaps to be near their grandchildren or elderly parents without giving up their ‘holiday’ home overseas.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
- Research Post Doc – Department of Chemistry
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After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. FLSA StatusExempt Qualifications The department of chemistry at Syracuse University welcomesapplications for a Postdoctoral Researcher who specializes inbiophysics. This position is available in the Carlos Castanedachemistry and biology lab. The anticipated start date is August2020. 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