Exempt landlords from CGT and boost sales by 440,000 says Tory MP

first_imgAn additional 440,000 homes could be sold over the next five years if landlords were offered a zero Capital Gains Tax bill when selling their homes to a long-term tenant, a new centre-right campaigning think tank with strong links to the Conservative Party has claimed.Onward, which was set up recently by Tory MP Neil O’Brien and also includes Theresa May’s former deputy head of No 10’s policy unit, Will Tanner, says existing buy-to-let properties should be given 100% CGT relief if they are sold to a sitting tenant of over three years.The research follows recent research by Onward showing that in 2022 there will be only 88 constituencies in the UK where home owners outnumber private tenants.The tax windfall from the relief should be shared equally between landlord and sitting tenant, they argue.CGT windfallThe think tank’s research suggests that the CGT saving on average for each property would be £15,000, gifting both landlord and tenant £7,500 each from the sale, although it could reach £9,750 in some parts of the country.Onward, which also suggests that landlords selling up to long-standing tenants should be offered more generous wear and tear tax relief allowances, is also frank about why these measures are needed.Private tenants are statistically more likely to be younger and poorer than home owners and therefore more likely to vote Labour.Research by Ipsos Mori shows private tenants are 54% more likely to vote labour than Conservative, while Shelter recently found that the Conservatives were 22 points behind Labour in the 60 most marginal constituencies. October 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 Home » News » Housing Market » Exempt landlords from CGT and boost sales by 440,000 says Tory MP previous nextHousing MarketExempt landlords from CGT and boost sales by 440,000 says Tory MPOnward, a think tank established by MP Neil O’Brien, says CGT should be ablished for landlords who sell to longstanding tenants.Nigel Lewis8th October 201801,252 Viewslast_img read more

Two people recovering after shooting on North Frances Street in South Bend

first_img WhatsApp Two people recovering after shooting on North Frances Street in South Bend Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Two people were shot in South Bend.Officers were called around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, to the 700 block of North Frances Street for reports of shots fired, according to the South Bend Police Department.When they arrived, they found two victims. One who was reportedly shot in the back. The other was reportedly shot in the hand.Both victims were transported to Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Twitter By Jon Zimney – April 7, 2021 1 225 IndianaLocalNews Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleWoman seriously injured in motorcycle crash TuesdayNext articleNotre Dame to require COVID vaccines for all students in the fall Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. The South Bend Police Shooting Response Team has taken over this ongoing investigation. Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC Pinterest Google+ Anybody with information is asked to call the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at 574-235-9263 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP.last_img read more

HSPH receives $14.1M grant

first_imgHarvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has been awarded a $14.1 million, four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the effectiveness of an innovative checklist-based childbirth safety program in reducing deaths and improving outcomes of mothers and infants in 120 hospitals in India. The program was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and HSPH.HSPH Associate Professor in Health Policy and Management Atul Gawande and co-principal investigator Jonathan Spector, research associate in health policy and management at HSPH, are leading the BetterBirth clinical trial. The study will evaluate the impact of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program at hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, India.Of 130 million births annually in the world, nearly 350,000 result in the mother’s death, 1 million in intrapartum stillbirth, and another 3.1 million in infant death during the neonatal period. Most deaths occur within 24 hours of delivery. In Uttar Pradesh the mortality rate for women giving birth is estimated at 440 per 100,000 births, vs. 254 per 100,000 births in the country as a whole. (By comparison, the maternal mortality ratio in the United States is 13 per 100,000 births.) Uttar Pradesh is one of India’s least developed states, with 31percent of its 190 million people living in poverty.“To reduce these deaths, pregnant women are increasingly encouraged to deliver in health facilities instead of at home. But success requires a basic standard of care that is often missing,” said Gawande, who is also a surgeon at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “At times, the problem is inadequate resources, but often the issue is a lack of hand-washing or screening for use of available antibiotics. We designed a simple strategy to help facilities upgrade their performance.”The HSPH team worked with the WHO Departments of Patient Safety, Reproductive Health and Research, and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health to develop the Safe Childbirth Checklist program, which is expected to be released later this year.“The program aims to transform behavioral patterns at the bedside — at times when the successful delivery of essential practices is crucial in order to reduce harm,” said Spector, who is a neonatologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.“Widely accepted protocols and guidelines have been distilled into a simple, user-friendly checklist program for frontline workers. It is introduced through initial safety training and reinforced through periodic coaching,”  he added.The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program was developed from 2008 to 2010 through a comprehensive review of existing guidelines and consultation with an extensive network of front-line workers, policymakers, and other health advocates around the globe. It was field tested at 17 birth sites in a number of countries, including India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and China.The one-page checklist features “pause points,” natural break points in the flow of clinical care when the  medical team confirms that  essential tasks have been performed. The checklist program targets the major killers of mothers and babies worldwide. For mothers, those include bleeding, infection, elevated blood pressure, and prolonged or obstructed labor. For babies, it’s asphyxia, infection, and complications of prematurity.The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program is based on the success of WHO’s Safe Surgery Checklist. Beginning in 2007, under Gawande’s leadership, HSPH and WHO developed a 19-item checklist that reduced surgery-related deaths and complications by more than one-third at eight pilot sites around the globe. Independent researchers have confirmed the dramatic effectiveness of the approach. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist has since been introduced in more than 4,000 hospitals worldwide.last_img read more

Saudi Arabian takeover interest in Newcastle now intensifying

first_imgNewcastle takeover talk re-emerged over the weekend with fresh claims a deal could be in the offing. No more handshakes says Newcastle Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the chairman of the Public Investment Fund being linked with a £300million takeover of Newcastle, registered a new company with Companies House in January – just before the first reports of a deal being close for the Magpies. The firm was registered on January 21, four days before the Wall Street Journal claimed Saudi interest was ramping up.Advertisement Loading… The consortium fronted by Amanda Staveley and with input from the billionaire Reuben Brothers is in advanced discussions with United. Read Also:Ex-Newcastle winger Solano arrested over virus offence The firm – NCUK Investment Ltd – is a shell company similar to PZ Newco Limited, which was set up by Amanda Staveley at the start of the year. Although the PiF are yet to comment on the Newcastle takeover talk and it’s unconfirmed whether it is directly related to Newcastle, a takeover broker has confirmed that these are commonly registered before a possible takeover to transfer shares in the event a deal is completed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To Know12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Awesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Trojans pick up two wins in homestand

first_imgFollow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24 The No. 1-ranked USC men’s water polo team extended their current home winning steak to 43 games after blowing by No. 13-ranked Loyola Marymount, 17-4, and unranked Cal Lutheran, 22-3, at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Saturday.Back on top · After gaining the No. 1 ranking in the nation with the win over UCLA last week at the SoCal Tournament, the Trojans extended their home winning streak to 43 games with two wins this weekend. – William Ehart | Daily Trojan USC (19-1) tacked the pair of wins onto its current overall winning streak, bringing the tally to nine games.This comes just a week after the Trojans defeated crosstown rival UCLA 12-11 (OT) in a dramatic, come-from-behind fashion at the championship game of the SoCal Tournament. By doing so, USC reclaimed its coveted top ranking, while the Bruins dropped to No. 2.Another milestone also occurred for a USC player on Saturday as junior driver Kostas Genidounias broke into USC’s all-time top-10 scoring list with his two goals against LMU. He would finish the day tied for No. 8 all-time. Senior driver Nikola Vavic also continues to add to his own new all-time scoring record. Vavic had five goals on the day.“I’m satisfied with today’s wins,” Genidounias said. “We actually stayed to our plan and didn’t allow a lot of goals on defense, while our offense just came by itself.”The Trojans would take some time to get going against LMU (10-10), who trailed USC by only one goal 3-2 after a Lions player netted a buzzer beater from half tank.Like so many times before, USC would come alive in the second frame with redshirt junior utility Ivan Kustic and senior two-meter Connor Virjee bringing the Trojans to a 6-2 lead. LMU’s Milutin Mitrovic would cut the lead to 6-3, but the Trojans would come back with five goals unanswered to take an 11-3 lead into the third frame. In the final frame, they shut out the Lions and racked up six more scores to round out the game.Being able to shut down their opponents is a result of head coach Jovan Vavic’s recently implemented pressure defense.“We’re working on pressing a lot and not letting opposing offenses to have time to do what they want,” said redshirt junior driver Rex Butler.Butler had a hat trick, while six other players had two goals. Senior goalie James Clark finished the match with nine saves.The theme of the day for the Trojans was “spreading the love,” as 13 different USC players made up their 22 goals against Cal Lutheran (8-13), while 15 different players scored between the two games.“It was a fun day overall since everyone got to score and some guys even got their first career goals or played for the first time,” said redshirt sophomore two-meter Chase Watson.Following a short break, the team continued its scoring run against the Kingsmen by tallying double-digit goals in the first frame with 10 goals.A plethora of players would have multi-goal games led by Watson, who had four. Vavic scored three, and senior two-meter Jeremy Davie, freshman driver Nick Bell, Virjee and junior driver Marc Vonderweidt would all add two goals of their own. Redshirt freshman driver Liam Burke would score his first career goal in the Trojan effort.USC will head up to Santa Barbara and jump into more Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play next Sunday, Oct. 27, against UC Santa Barbara. Game time is set for 12 p.m.last_img read more

ESPN analyst would be ‘shocked’ if Kevin Durant doesn’t play Monday

first_imgESPN analyst Jay Williams, who had dinner with Kevin Durant the night before, said he “would be shocked” if the Warriors star doesn’t return to the court Monday night for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Durant practiced Sunday after missing the Warriors’ last nine postseason games with a strained calf and, while the team is listing him as questionable to play, Williams has no doubt about the two-time Finals MVP’s status Monday in Toronto.“I would be shocked if we did not see KD on the basketball …last_img read more

What Have You Learned Lately?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Some of us have the same year over and over again. We have a lot of experiences, and we have a lot of learning opportunities along the way, but we spend too little time capturing those learning experiences. We spend even less making the changes we need to make, even when we know what we’re doing isn’t working.Here are four things I have learned over the last quarter and what I think it means for me (as taken from my daily journal).As We Age, We Value CertaintyAs we age, we are more and more uncomfortable with uncertainty. We want to be certain that everything is going to be okay, that we are going to have enough, that our kids are going be alright, and that nothing disrupts life as we have known it.The implication for me is the understanding that some of the people in my life value certainty more than almost anything else, and that it’s my responsibility to try to help them to have it—or to make the uncertainty more comfortable.I’ve noticed the same thing happens as an organization matures. There is less an appetite for risk, and less of an appetite for upsetting the status quo. Certainty becomes a major driver (and sometimes the major driver).Trust Enables SpeedIn helping a company I am working with make a deal, I have noticed how much the lack of trust slows down business transactions. When parties don’t trust each other, when they question each other’s motives, the time and energy it takes to work through even the simplest of agreements is multiplied exponentially.Once trust exists and motives are no longer questioned, even the most complex of deals is easier to obtain and faster reached.The outcome of this learning for me is to do more work on building the relationships and building the trust very early. In fact, that should be the first objective. It doesn’t matter how good the deal looks, if the trust doesn’t exist, it’s going to be difficult to get there. And why would you ever do a deal with someone you don’t trust?The Gift of ListeningThere might not be any greater gift that you can give another human being than really listening to them. We want to be validated. We want to share our identity with other people, who we are, why we matter.We all need someone to listen to us, to acknowledge that we are here, that we are important.What this changes for me is my need to try to help people with the challenges and problems they share. I have a strong desire to help. But lately I have noticed that a lot of the time the help people are really seeking is someone to listen to them, to validate them. It’s okay not to try to help; sometimes listening is the help they need.LightsMy niece had a problem with a person she was close to. I wrote this for her, and I posted the picture to The Sales Blog Facebook page:Some people are made of light. They believe it is their duty to go out and turn on other lights. They make the world around them brighter.Some people are made of darkness. They don’t believe that their own light shines brightly enough, and they believe it is their duty to go and snuff out other lights. They believe this will make their own light shine brighter. But it doesn’t. It only makes the world around them darker.Don’t let anyone snuff out your light. Instead, burn all the brighter, and turn on all the other lights around you.We need to do more to help those who believe that they can make their own light brighter by snuffing out other lights. They need help turning on their own light. We need to do more to make sure that we are turning on more lights.QuestionsWhat have you learned over the last three months or so?How has what you have learned changed what you are doing?How do you keep track of what you are learning?What do you do to make sure you put what you have learned into practice?last_img read more

MI vs CSK in IPL finals: Mumbai eye hat-trick against Chennai in Hyderabad

first_imgMumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Two of the most successful Indian Premier League teams will go head-to-head in the IPL 2019 final on Sunday in Hyderabad for the ultimate bragging rights the 4th title.Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have won three titles each in 11 editions of IPL 2019. While CSK will be featuring in their 8th final, MI will play their 5th on Sunday.Moreover, the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will be the fourth time MI and CSK meet in the final. Interestingly, Mumbai Indians have a positive head-to-head record in the final against Chennai Super Kings have won two out of their three meetings in the big clash.Mumbai will be hoping to make it three in a row as they had won the 2013 and the 2015 finals between the two sides. Chennai’s only win against MI in the final came when the two sides met for the first time in the title match in 2010.2010 IPL final: Suresh Raina helps CSK to their first-ever titleChennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians had met in the final of IPL 2010 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.CSK won the toss and opted to bat and captain MS Dhoni opened the innings for them along with Anirudha Srikkanth. Dhoni smashed 22 from just 15 but it was Suresh Raina’s 35-ball 57 that helped CSK post 168 for 5 in 20 overs.Sachin Tendulkar, the then skipper of Mumbai Indians, top-scored with a 45-ball 48 but it wasn’t enough as they fell 22 runs short of the total.advertisementCSK benefitted from a collective effort from their bowlers as Shadab Jakati, Muttiah Muralitharan, Suresh Raina, Albie Morkel and Doug Bollinger were among the wickets.2013 IPL final: Mumbai outclass Chennai at the Eden GardensKieron Pollard’s cameo worked wonders for Mumbai Indians. MS Dhoni’s valiant effort ended in vain as MI beat CSK by 23 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in the IPL 2013 final.In their second meeting in the final, MI had won the toss and opted to bat on a sluggish Eden Gardens wicket.Captain Rohit Sharma failed as MI slipped to 52 for 4 in the 10th over but Pollard smashed 60 runs from just 32 balls to help the team post 148 runs. Dwayne Bravo shone with the ball for CSK, picking up 4 wickets.However, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson jolted the CSK top-order removing Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina and S Badrinath cheaply. CSK were reeling at 58 for 8 before MS Dhoni smashed 63, including 5 sixes, in just 45 balls.The valiant effort wasn’t enough as Chennai managed just 125 for 9 in 20 overs. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 65.2015 IPL final: Rohit, Simmons thrash CSK at Eden GardensMumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings met once again at the Eden Gardens and the result went in favour of the former this time as well.CSK won the toss and opted to field. MS Dhoni’s went off to a good start as the then MI opener Parthiv Patel was dismissed in the first over.However, Lendl Simmons (68 from 45) and Rohit Sharma (50 off 26) helped Mumbai to a mammoth total of 202 for 5 in the big final.Dwayne Smith was the lone bright spot in CSK’s batting order as the opener hit 57 off 48 balls but Chennai fell short of the total by 41 runs. Mitchell McClenaghan shone for MI with 3 for 25 in 4 overs.Also Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni shares insights, Rishabh Pant listens with rapt attentionAlso Read | Watch: Ziva Dhoni teaches Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels in viral videoAlso Read | IPL 2019 can’t have a better final than Mumbai and Chennai: Bravo tells HarbhajanAlso See:last_img read more