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A former Tory treasurer has said scrapping stamp duty would be cost neutral as homeowners would spend more on home improvements. Lord Stanley Fink, who is one of the Conservative’s biggest donors, told the Telegraph Newspaper that high stamp duty bills are stopping even wealthy home movers from spending money on furniture, home decor and extensions as the..

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said getting rid of stamp duty on certain properties could help re-balance the market and reignite activity. Surveyors nave said an overhaul of “outdated” property taxes could give the housing market a much needed boost. Rics said the Government should investigate the changes that are needed to create a more vibrant..

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The average cost of moving home has risen to £12,000 for the first time, according to Lloyds Bank. In the last year the total sum, which includes stamp duty, surveyors’ costs, removal services, conveyancing and estate agency fees, has increased by 4% from £11,624 to £12,110. This was largely due to rising stamp duty payments as well as estate agency fees, which rose..

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According to the Association of Accounting Technicians, tax rises are not needed to fund increased investment in public services. According to the report, a range of tax shifting measures including moving stamp duty liability from the buyer to the seller could raise over £27bn whilst protecting taxpayers from further tax rises or increased borrowing, The..

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We have our own house moving guide HERE, but take a look at this article from the independent for extra info on what first time buyers in London should know regarding the expenses involved in house purchase…   Question: We are first-time buyers looking at a house priced £285,000. We know we will not have to pay stamp..

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Over the next five years, it is estimated that the government’s flagship housing policy will help over 1 million people get onto the housing ladder. The following information is from the Government website: 121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 thanks to the government’s cut to stamp duty, according to official statistics released today..

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