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 Surveyors nave said an overhaul of “outdated” property taxes could give the housing market a much needed boost.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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