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Capital Gains Tax review – recommendations for UK property tax return

10 June 2021

The Office of Tax Simplification (OCT) has published the second report of their review of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) that sets out what could potentially be done by HMRC to raise awareness among taxpayers to help them meet their CGT 30-day reporting and paying obligations. Read More...

Flagship First Homes scheme launches

04 June 2021

Housing Minister, Robert Jenrick MP, announced today, 4 June 2021, a new First Homes scheme of discounted houses for local people and key workers in England with the first properties going onto the market in Bolsover, East Midlands, as part of the first phase of an early delivery project. Read More...

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday 10 May 2021

The UK is amid a property boom, which is great news for our sector and the many professions that benefit from this increased activity. However, with the boom comes increased demand on agents’ workload, time, and targets, which can take its toll on mental health.

With the sector being fast-paced, competitive, and every day a lot at stake, individually and organisationally, everyone needs to be aware of the signs and seriousness of mental health, both in a work environment and personally.

Propertymark is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week with a collection of courses, webinars, and resources encouraging agents to use this week to take some time and consider their own and their colleagues' mental health. That should not stop after #mentalhealthawarenessweek, so learning some new skills now can equip agents to look after their mental health whilst handling the pressures involved in working in the property sector.

Managing stress

Managing your personal stress and stress in your team are two 30-minute online courses, which are sponsored by the Arbon Trust, Propertymark's charitable arm, whose aim is helping members, their families, and Propertymark staff who have suffered from a physical or mental illness.

The training is specially designed to help mitigate and control work-related stress risks, helping managers ensure they know how to identify and treat stress and explore what work-related stress is, the causes, and how to recognise the signs.

Personal experiences

Drawing on his own personal experience, ARLA Propertymark’s Vice President, David Votta discusses via a webinar and in a Property Professional magazine article, how he has managed his mental health with hints and tips on how you can help yourself and colleagues.

Natalie Barton, ARLA Propertymark Regional Executive, deeply understands mental health issues when her 13-year-old daughter faced increased anxiety attacks, self-harming, and suicidal thoughts after returning to school post the initial lockdown. Natalie and Amelia have courageously told their story and inspired others to speak out and hear the reality of mental health issues.

Both David and Natalie have shared their experiences and advice to help others in Propertymark videos, which can be seen on our YouTube channel.

PROPERTYMARK RESOURCES

Creating the Right Mindset to Deal with Uncertainty webinar recording outlines some practical tips to help people deal with the day-to-day stresses of uncertainty including expectation v reality, STOPP techniques, and applying SMART. Register for David Votta's webinar on How to Manage Mental Health, which takes place on 14 May.

Get involved in our #propertymark4YoungMinds charity walk event on 5 June. We are aiming to raise £10,000 to help support young people's mental health during this challenging time.

Members can view an online copy of Property Professional magazine which is available to download from our online shop.