Transaction tax cut for homebuyers in Scotland and Wales until April
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Homebuyers won't pay stamp duty on properties up to £500,000 until next April
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8 July 2020
180,000 first-time buyers benefit from stamp duty cut
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22 November 2017
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Autumn Statement 2015: Stamp duty hike on buy-to-let and second homes
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