Stamp Duty

Will Housing White Paper Make Downsizing A Positive Choice For Older Homeowners?

Stephen Burke | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

The government's long-awaited white paper on housing - due to be published shortly - is widely expected to feature measures to promote downsizing by older homeowners. The proposals are predicted to include exemptions on stamp duty for older people moving to smaller properties, thereby freeing up larger homes for younger families as part of the answer to the housing crisis.

Buy-to-let Reforms: Why the 3% Stamp Duty Increase Will Hurt the Masses More Than Landlords or Investors

Aidan Rushby | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Politics
Aidan Rushby

Today sees the much talked about and much vaunted buy-to-let reforms kick in across the UK. What exactly does this mean? The new rate of stamp duty af...

Miliband To Axe Stamp Duty For First-Time Buyers Up To £300,000

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is to follow George Osborne's in changing stamp duty in an attempt to tackle the "housing crisis." Speaking on Monday, the party leader wi...

An Assessment of the Midlands Property Market

Michael Bruce | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Michael Bruce

Rising interest rates could also affect house buyers across the East and West Midlands. If the Bank of England decides to increase discount rate from its record low of 0.5 per cent, the cost of borrowing will rise, but we are divided across the industry as to whether we will experience a rise in 2015, as it is possible for changes not to come into fruition until next year.

Addressing the Grey Vote in the Autumn Statement

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

The stamp duty announcement will help reduce payments for a number of older people, but it was disappointing that it didn't extend to a full exemption for older people wishing to downsize...

George Osborne's Announcement on Stamp Duty Land Tax Reforms is a Stroke of Genius, but it's a Blow to Those Buying Expensive Homes

Edo Mapelli Mozzi | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Edo Mapelli Mozzi

Whilst many people's reaction will be 'so what?' that there won't be a busy property market at upper levels, it has the potential to negatively impact the whole market and in the long run, the economy.

'Warped' Osborne Under Fire For Suggesting £250,000 Homes Are Cheap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of having a "warped view" of the housing market after telling MPs that homes at £250,000 were just at the "lower end"...

Stamp Duty Reform Vs Mansion Tax - Who's Got It Right?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot and Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's Autumn Statement surprise, the slashing of the "single-slab" rate of stamp duty for 98% of home buyers announced today, is a direct c...

Cut Taxes For The Rich (Again) Tories Tell Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne faces mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers to cut the top rate of tax from 45p to 40p after official figures showed that the rich p...

Asa Bennett

Be Proud Of Cutting Taxes For The Rich, Top Tory Urges | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne and Tory ministers are making "unnecessarily heavy weather" of justifying why they cut the top rate of income tax from 50p, a senior Co...

Is Osborne Planning To Help With Stamp Duty?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is considering a potential stamp duty tax credits scheme in a bid to unblock the "current log jam" in the supply of new housing. Ha...

Wales: Low Tax - High Aspiration

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

The property-owning democracy was one of Margaret Thatcher's lasting legacies. In today's Wales of lower than UK average salaries and expensive rental markets; this legacy is becoming less and less of a possibility for many...

Cut Taxes Now, Liam Fox Tells Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged by former defence secretary Liam Fox, Tory backbenchers and the PwC accountancy firm to unveil tax cuts in his Autumn St...

The Most Expensive Streets In England And Wales

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

Egerton Crescent in south-west London is the most expensive street in England and Wales, with homes there typically costing a cool £8.1 million, a st...

Lending To First-Time Buyers Surges 74%

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Lending to first-time buyers surged 74% during March in a rush to beat a deadline for the end of a stamp duty concession, figures showed today. The...

House Prices Fall By 1%

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

House prices have recorded a monthly fall of 1%, as the ending of a first-time buyer stamp duty concession is likely to have dampened the market, a st...

Stamp duty Increase Branded 'Really Thick'

Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

Property chains are already showing signs of crumbling due to the government's stamp duty hikes, estate agents have warned. Chancellor George Osbor...

You Pays Your Taxes and You Makes Your Choice on This Budget

Iain Anderson | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

Ed Miliband is likely to have his face all over the newspapers tomorrow morning - unfortunately for him - sitting next to an image of Wallace as well as Gromit.

House Prices Fall But At Slower Rate

Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

House prices fell in February but at the slowest rate in 18 months as sales continued to rise, a new report has revealed. A balance of 13% of estat...