Homebuyers won't pay stamp duty on properties up to £500,000 until next April
Homebuyers won't pay stamp duty on the first £500,000 of a property's purchase price, in a temporary measure announced by the Chancellor today
8 July 2020
Chancellor to deliver major economic statement
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to make a major economic statement today - with big news on stamp duty, tax changes and more likely
8 July 2020
Free sanitary products to be available in schools
Sanitary products will be made available for free in secondary schools and colleges in England, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced
13 March 2019
Budget 2017: New tax-free childcare scheme to launch next month – what we know so far
The Tax-Free Childcare scheme which gives eligible families an extra 20% towards childcare costs will launch in April
8 March 2017
Autumn Statement 2016: Fuel duty frozen for seventh consecutive year
The fuel duty will remain at 57.95/litre, the Chancellor announced today
23 November 2016
Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme to close
A guarantee which lets those with small deposits buy homes with Government-backed loans will end on 31 December
29 September 2016
First-time buyer bonuses under Lifetime ISAs to come at exchange, after Help to Buy controversy
First-time buyers will be able to get a state bonus towards a first home when they exchange under the LISA scheme
15 September 2016
Help to Buy ISA rates begin to be unveiled
Many major providers have announced how much their Help to Buy ISAs will pay in light of their launch tomorrow
30 November 2015
Autumn Statement 2015: State pension rates confirmed
Osborne also revealed that those who leave the UK for more than four weeks at a time will no longer get pension credit
25 November 2015
Autumn Statement 2015: Stamp duty hike on buy-to-let and second homes
People buying additional property face a 3 percentage point surcharge on stamp duty rates
25 November 2015
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