CGT hits £6.9 billion driven by property prices and buy-to-lets

HM Revenue & Custom's take from annual CGT receipts increased by 25 per cent in 2014-15 to reach £6.9 billion, the highest yield since 2007-08.

Selling by buy-to-let investors and the rise in property values, which has seen the price of the average home in Greater London rise by 86 per cent over the past 10 years, has fuelled this increase in CGT receipts.

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