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The Goodwill Con

Chris Hart  believes that HMRC’s approach to goodwill and trade- related properties is based on a misinterpretation of the regulations.
In 2009, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) issued a practice note: Apportioning the price paid for a business transferred as a going concern ( This related to what is known as trade-related property (TRP) – pubs, clubs, nursing homes and the like. These properties are normally valued on the basis of their trading potential. I wrote an article for Taxation on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) titled “The goodwill game” (2 April 2009, page 329), following a disagreement between the RICS and VOA surrounding the publication of its practice note – the RICS having fundamentally disagreed with that note.
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