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
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
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Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty axed for most first-time buyers
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22 November 2017
Married and both own homes? Watch out for stamp duty when remortgaging
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10 November 2016
Autumn Statement 2015: Stamp duty hike on buy-to-let and second homes
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