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Stamp duty holidays for first-time buyers being considered

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    The Government is considering cutting stamp duty in a bid to kick-start the property market. The UK property market is in danger of grinding to a halt with prices falling at the fastest rate since records began over 50 years ago. Furthermore, mortgages are becoming harder to obtain. In addition, over the last 12 months, the number [...]

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  • #2
    Why not just scrap HIPs?


    • #3
      Two great contributions of the Labour party on the housing market since 1997 - increased Stamp Duty and HIPs.

      Stamp Duty thresholds should be raised in real terms and be stepped in payments, like income take, i.e. you don't pay the highest rate for the whole value of the purchase.

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      • #4
        The proble is if they scrap stamp duty the goverment will go bust, but yes i agree stamp duty should be scrapped for FTB's.


        • #5
          i too agree with "mortage broker"
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