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
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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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Buying a home in Scotland? New tax rates come into force today
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1 April 2015
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