Who to believe in Government? A question that is asked often and with good reason (along with can you believe in government at all!). Investors looking to put large amounts of money into PRS, must have wondered if Minister Brandon Lewis was talking from the other side of the looking glass when they had just been hit by the Chancellor's Budget statement on the 3% extra SDLT levy (see the report from IPE below). At MIPIM this week, he said  that the government's policy on SDLT was about fairness for big and small landlords, but added that it should not affect institutional investment. Everyone looked out of the window for the flying pigs, I am sure. More homes, anyone?