Cornerstone Tax – SDLT Refunds announcement

Posted 22nd March 2022 by sdlt-admin

Today – 21st March 2022 –  Cornerstone Tax SDLT Refunds announced the immediate “retirement” of their senior consultant David Hannah. Marking the conclusion of a 38-year tenure, it is understood that Mr Hannah who has been a long-term sufferer of ME has been advised to cease working to concentrate on his health and wellbeing.

Mr Hannah retains his role as group chairman – David’s LinkedIn profile

To mark the future direction of the company, several key promotions have come into fruition, Mr. James Morley ATT becomes Business Development Director, Mr Mark Hancock Group Finance Director, Mr Chris Ward Professional Relations Director, and Mr Stevie Gill Tax consultant/tax services director designate.

James Morley commented “today marks the conclusion of a process that David started during the pandemic as it was always intended we would take a break on reaching his 60th birthday, this had of course to be postponed for a year because of the crisis, and clients can be assured that it is business as usual at Cornerstone. David has been working reduced hours for some time now and we wish him and his family well.”

During his tenure Cornerstone has highlighted many issues in SDLT particularly the anomaly in multiple dwellings relief, the pensions stamp duty scandal, the problem with mixed-use properties, and a number of other related issues. He has contributed to a number of professional journals, textbooks, and was for a number of years the SDLT lecturer for Central Law Training.

Since Stamp Duty Land Tax was first introduced in 2003, David Hannah has been the UK’s leading adviser.


David’s top media features: 

This Is Money – Overpaid SDLT on SSAS and SIPP pensions

Daily Express – What will it take for house prices to drop?

Show House – Will the UK property market ever accept Crypto?

Show House – Will house prices continue to rise in 2022?

Country Life – Proof that the shift to the countryside is permanent

Daily Express – Property expert shares 2022 market outlook

iNews – Hot property in 2022: Top tips for selling your house in January

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