Tax and immigration dominate RLA’s Government efforts

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

Mortgage Interest Relief, Stamp Duty and Right to Rent have been the subject of high level meetings between the Residential Landlords Association and MPs, Peers and civil servants.

Representatives of the RLA have been campaigning on behalf of members, with policy director David Smith meeting the Treasury and the Bank of England to discuss tax issues, the Home office to discuss Right to Rent and the Immigration Bill and briefing Lord Howard Flight on issues surrounding Mortgage Interest Relief and Stamp Duty Land Tax.

The RLA has also taken part in a Crisis round table on welfare reform and access to the private rented sector for the homeless, talked to the Department for Work and Pensions about Universal Credit and met with Zac Goldsmith’s team to discuss the London Mayoral election.

There have also been meetings between directors and the Department for Communities and Local Government to discuss the RLA’s proposed amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill and with partner organisations to discuss the impact of the new Flood Re scheme.

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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