What are the Stamp Duty Changes in the Mini Budget 2022?

The chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, has today announced some changes in his ‘mini-budget’ including a reduction in the rate of stamp duty for some purchases. What are the stamp duty changes that have been announced? They are as follows: No stamp duty is payable on purchases under £250,000 (this was previously set at £125,000) and for […]

Stamp Duty Charge for Overseas Buyers

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has just announced in his first budget speech on 11 March 2020, that there will be a surcharge on property purchases for overseas buyers buying property in the UK. The surcharge was stated to be 2% on top of the standard rates, and this would take effect from […]

2018 Budget Stamp Duty Changes

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his 2018 Budget yesterday (29th October) and introduced a couple of changes to Stamp Duty within that budget. One change was announced in the House of Commons during his budget speech and the other change was in the small print of the published budget documentation and so […]

Abolition of Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

In his much anticipated Budget today, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that there will be an abolition of Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers (FTBs) up to the purchase price value of £300,000. This announcement had been anticipated by the property community and had been encouraged to help the FTBs who were finding it […]

No Major Changes to Stamp Duty in 2017 Budget

We recently speculated on whether there would be any changes to stamp duty announced in the spring Budget of 2017. We thought it unlikely that any changes would be introduced at this stage although the most likely change would be to increase the threshold at which stamp duty was payable up from £125,000 (for first home […]

Will There be Changes to Stamp Duty in the 2017 Budget?

There is a general murmur and some anticipation that there may be some changes to UK Stamp Duty in Philip Hammond’s first Spring Budget. Mr Hammond took over as Chancellor of the Exchequer from George Osborne in July 2016. However, we should really take any rumours with a pinch of salt as they generally stem […]

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