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The SDLT partnerships rules are complex, with many areas of uncertainty. Adam Kay and Susan Dennis (Saffery) review some of the traps to be aware of.
Many fear financial services SDRT. Suzi Evans (Alpine Edge Consulting) considers how the cause of that fear may not lie within the legislation.
The meaning of ‘land transaction’ is more important than ever. Paul Clark (Cripps) and John Shallcross (Blake Morgan) explore the issues, with examples.
Leigh Sayliss (Memery Crystal) considers the effects that changes in one linked transaction can have on others.
The SDLT exemptions for alternative property finance need to be updated to give parity with conventional mortgages. Without change, SDLT will distort the market, warns Sean Randall (Blick Rothenberg).
If a property is to be de-enveloped, the tax implications should be considered holistically and all the relevant taxes should be addressed. Marc Selby (Laytons) explains how the transaction should be structured.
Patrick Cannon (Cannon Chambers) examines a recent tribunal decision on self-assessed mixed-use SDLT and the broader issue of reliance on HMRC’s published guidance. 
Helen Coward (Charles Russell Speechlys) examines the decision in The Tower One St George Wharf Ltd concerning the SDLT group relief anti-avoidance rule.
Simon Howley (Bell Howley Perrotton) considers when a charge to SDLT is triggered.
Jeffrey Webber and Liam O’Doherty (BDO) examine the various options that are specifically aimed at preventing abuse of the existing rules.