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Louise Speke

Louise Speke

Chief Tax Adviser

Louise has overall responsibility for tax law and policy, including the tax advisory service to members. She originally qualified as solicitor and after leaving private practice spent over 13 years as the Law Society’s Tax Policy Adviser before joining the CLA in July 2013.

She represents the CLA on HMRC’s Capital Tax Liaison Group and their VAT on Land & Property Liaison Group.  She is also a member of the Welsh Government Tax Forum.


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This guidance note provides advice about the regulations concerning Class Q - change of use of farm buildings to dwellings.  It has been updated to...
This guidance note provides a summary of recently published regulations that grant additional days fo temporary uses of land.
This Guidance Note explains enforcement and prosecution in cases where there is (or it is being claimed that there is) building work which has...
 This guidance note provides an overview of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial...
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Louise Speke's Articles & Blog Posts

Louise Speke, CLA Chief Tax Adviser, discusses the implications of the recommendations in the recently published report on inheritance tax by the...
Louise Speke CLA Chief Taxation Adviser comments on the recent media and political interest surrounding Agricultural Property Relief  
Louise Speke, CLA Chief Tax Adviser, discusses VAT related queries that she and her team deal with regularly, and looks at the approach you should...