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Stamp duty

Transaction tax cut for homebuyers in Scotland and Wales until April

Most homebuyers in Scotland and Wales soon won't pay transaction tax on the first £250,000 of a property's purchase price, under temporary measures announced by the devolved administrations in the wake of the stamp duty cut in England and Northern Ireland last week

14 July 2020

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

180,000 first-time buyers benefit from stamp duty cut

141,100 first-time buyers have bought properties without having to pay stamp duty and a further 39,400 have paid a discounted rate in the year since First Time Buyers Relief was introduced, according to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs

22 November 2018

Budget 2018: What you need to know, incl changes to tax, benefits, Premium Bonds & more

Read our full round-up of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget

30 October 2018

Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty axed for most first-time buyers

Stamp duty has been abolished with immediate effect for first-time buyers purchasing properties costing under £300,000

22 November 2017

Married and both own homes? Watch out for stamp duty when remortgaging

If you and your spouse/civil partner both owned property before getting together and are now remortgaging, watch out

10 November 2016

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

Autumn Statement 2015: What it means for you

Today's Autumn Statement saw a hidden retrospective hike in student loans repayments, a U-turn on cutting tax credits

25 November 2015

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16 June 2015

Buying a home in Scotland? New tax rates come into force today

Home buyers in Scotland will pay new tax rates when buying a property from today

1 April 2015

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