Government refuses buy-to-let landlords’ one-off mortgage tax relief debate

It’s not been the best of weeks for landlords. First of all, as Steven Glicher accountants mentioned in an earlier article in August, landlords were specifically targeted by Chancellor, George Osborne, in the Summer Budget as part of his strategy to “level the playing field” between renting and owning. Now, it appears, any lingering hopes landlords may have held have been quashed by the government with the announcement that they will not be allowed to force an emergency debate in parliament under the online petition rules. So what exactly is going on?…