From 1 April, Land Transaction Tax will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales. A new Welsh Revenue Authority has been established to collect and manage Welsh taxes, and the Welsh Treasury is developing policy and new laws as Welsh fiscal powers expand.
The Law Society wants to assess awareness of the upcoming changes to help us represent our members. We have developed a survey in conjunction with the Welsh Government and Welsh Revenue Authority, which is part of our research into how members learn about new laws for Wales and their sources of information.
The survey aims to find out more about how prepared solicitors are for the new Land Transaction Tax, how solicitors find out about changes in the law in Wales, and how the Law Society, Welsh Government and Welsh Revenue Authority can best support our members through the changes.
This is especially important as the rates and bands are different from current Stamp Duty Land Tax rates and bands.
The survey will be live until 19 February. We encourage members to respond to enhance our understanding of practice needs.
Take the survey
The survey is being administered by social researchers within Welsh Government, and any questions about the completion of the survey should be directed to Ceri Greenall.
Information that is not personal will be used by the Welsh Government, Welsh Revenue Authority and the Law Society. Aggregated results from analyses carried out using data will be used to shape how information about changes to the tax system are communicated, and to determine the content and level of information provided by the Welsh Government, Welsh Revenue Authority and the Law Society.
At the end of the survey you will be asked whether you would like to receive information directly on the changes to the tax system over the coming months. If you choose to provide contact details here they will be used by the Welsh Revenue Authority and the Law Society to send you information about the tax system. The Welsh Revenue Authority and the Law Society are the data controllers for your data. Your personal details will not be shared with any other organisations.
You will also be asked whether you would be happy to be contacted to take part in research about the service (including guidance testing and user research). If you agree to your information being used in this way, the Welsh Government, the Welsh Revenue Authority and/or the Law Society may contact you for research purposes. You may withdraw your consent for this contact at any point by contacting the Welsh Government (details provided below).
Data will be retained until 30 April 2019 when all personal information collected in this survey will be deleted.
- The right to be informed (this notice)
- The right of access
- The right to rectification (i.e. for any errors in your data to be corrected)
- The right to erasure (by withdrawing consent)
If you have any questions about how your data will be used for this survey, would like to withdraw your consent at any point or wish to exercise any of your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, please contact us. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
The Internal Research Programme (email)
The Welsh Government’s Data Protection Officer (email), Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ
You also have the right to lodge a complaint about the way the Welsh Government has processed your personal information with the Information Commissioner’s Office, contactable by email, on 029 2067 8400 / 0303 123 1113, or by writing to the following address:
Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales), Churchill House, 17 Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH.