Category Archives: Tourism

Tourism Business Survey – an overview of the 2016 results

Peter Glading

The 2016 Larking Gowen Annual Tourism Business Survey has recently been launched and reports sustained growth in the region’s Tourism and Leisure sector – with businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex continuing to see an upward trend of customer spending. However, whilst the survey findings remain positive, the results also show a clear request for more governmental funding to be directed to these counties and more local authority support.

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Replacing furniture in your buy-to-let property

Michael Morter

As a landlord, can you get tax relief for replacing furniture in your buy-to-let property?

You would think it would be an easy question to answer but recent changes in HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) approach has made the situation a little bit complicated.

There are essentially three main ways in which private landlords rent out their residential properties in the UK:

Fully-furnished long-term lets
Unfurnished long-term lets
Furnished holiday lettings

This blog deals with properties within 1 and 2, as furnished holiday lettings are not caught by the changes I am about to explain.

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