Property loophole to be closed

HM Revenue & Customs is poised to clamp down on avoidance of stamp duty
in offshore property unit trusts, The Times says today.

A loophole which allows investors to put properties into offshore trusts free
of stamp duty – designed to help pension fund and life companies repackage
assets – is set to be closed, the paper says.

A Treasury spokesman is quoted as saying: ‘We keep all taxes under review.’

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