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Significant rise in stamp duty revenues

The latest annual figures show a rise in stamp duty in the year to March 2015.

12 Jun 2015
Significant rise in stamp duty revenues
Record high for UK stamp duty revenues

Stamp duty revenues in the UK have been forecast to rise by 20 per cent this year.

13 Mar 2015
Record high for UK stamp duty revenues
UK property market 'gaining stability'

The UK property market is moving towards a more stable future.

13 Jan 2015
UK property market 'gaining stability'
Stamp duty reform welcomed by CML

The CML has welcomed the latest reforms to stamp duty announced in the Autumn Statement.

04 Dec 2014
Stamp duty reform welcomed by CML
ACCA calls for stamp duty reform

ACCA wants to see a reform of stamp duty in the upcoming Budget.

11 Mar 2014
ACCA calls for stamp duty reform
Bank of Scotland offering stamp duty aid

Fist-time buyers are being offered stamp duty help from the Bank of Scotland.

05 Mar 2014
Bank of Scotland offering stamp duty aid
First-time buyers 'unprepared for stamp duty costs'

Many home buyers across the country are failing to factor in stamp duty costs when looking to make a purchase.

03 Mar 2014
First-time buyers 'unprepared for stamp duty costs'
Stamp duty cashback from TSB

TSB has announced a new stamp duty cashback scheme for its mortgage borrowers.

14 Jan 2014
Stamp duty cashback from TSB
Increasing number of Welsh homeowners to pay stamp duty

TaxPayers' Alliance warns that an increase in the number of people forced to pay the tax will hamper efforts to get the housing market going again.

27 Aug 2013
Increasing number of Welsh homeowners to pay stamp duty
High-end housing market 'won't notice stamp duty rise'

Buyers in the high end of the property market will pay little attention to April's rise in stamp duty, a professional has predicted.

26 Jan 2011
High-end housing market 'won't notice stamp duty rise'
Government urged to protect rental market

Landlords should be given a helping hand by the government with its emergency Budget, according to one organisation.

21 Jun 2010
Government urged to protect rental market
Government 'overestimated effect of stamp duty holiday'

The government has overestimated the effect that the stamp duty holiday has had on the property market, one expert has advised.

04 May 2010
Government 'overestimated effect of stamp duty holiday'
Stamp duty measure 'help all facets of the property market'

The new stamp duty threshold of £250,000 for first-time buyers will help all facets of the property market, according to one expert.

26 Mar 2010
Stamp duty measure 'help all facets of the property market'
Stamp duty holiday 'contributed to drop in mortgage lending'

The end of the stamp duty holiday, paired with the nationwide big freeze that was seen throughout January, has contributed to a "sharp drop in mortgage approvals", according to one expert.

03 Mar 2010
Stamp duty holiday 'contributed to drop in mortgage lending'
Stamp duty holiday 'a sticking plaster solution'

The proposed extension of the stamp duty holiday is merely a "sticking plaster on the underlying problems", according to one industry expert.

04 Dec 2009
Stamp duty holiday 'a sticking plaster solution'
Property ladder to be "an impossible leap" for first-time buyers

Getting onto the property ladder will become an "impossible leap" for many first-time buyers once the stamp duty holiday comes to an end.

27 Nov 2009
Property ladder to be "an impossible leap" for first-time buyers
Property groups sign up to stamp duty campaign

Property groups in the UK have given their support to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents' (Arla) scheme to encourage the government to modernise the stamp duty landscape.

16 Nov 2009
Property groups sign up to stamp duty campaign
CML: Thousands benefit from stamp duty holiday

An estimated 132,500 house purchase mortgage transactions have avoided stamp duty as a result of the tax threshold being raised last year, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

12 Nov 2009
CML: Thousands benefit from stamp duty holiday
Govt 'should extend stamp duty holiday'

Extending the stamp duty holiday past its December 31st cut-off point could prevent "an unwelcome pause in the housing market", according to National Association of Estate Agents president Gary Smith.

09 Nov 2009
Govt 'should extend stamp duty holiday'
End of stamp duty holiday 'prompts FTB resurgence'

The forthcoming end to the stamp duty holiday has prompted an increase in property demand among first time buyers (FTBs).

06 Nov 2009
End of stamp duty holiday 'prompts FTB resurgence'
Estate agent calls for stamp duty changes

Stamp duty "has been a major impediment" to those looking to move house, according to an estate agent.

16 Oct 2009
Estate agent calls for stamp duty changes
NAEA: Property market is recovering

Nationwide Building Society's latest property price data shows that the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

06 Oct 2009
NAEA: Property market is recovering
NAEA calls for property tax reform

The government must reform the stamp duty property tax to help encourage more people to buy a new house, it has been suggested.

02 Oct 2009
NAEA calls for property tax reform
Halifax assesses stamp duty holiday success

It is estimated that over a quarter of first-time buyers who purchased a property between September 2008 and August 2009 did not pay stamp duty due to the raised nil-rate threshold.

21 Sep 2009
Halifax assesses stamp duty holiday success
Property tax changes debated

The issue of property tax has been discussed by Ray Boulger, spokesperson for UK mortgage adviser John Charcol.

04 Sep 2009
Property tax changes debated
NAEA urges government to review Hips

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has responded to positive property price news by calling on the government to review some existing industry legislation.

01 Jun 2009
NAEA urges government to review Hips
Stamp duty avoided by 50% of borrowers in September

The number of homebuyers who avoided paying stamp duty in September this year rose sharply, new findings have revealed.

12 Nov 2008
Stamp duty avoided by 50% of borrowers in September
Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty

The government has announced that stamp duty land tax will no longer apply to purchases of home valued at £175,000 and less.

04 Sep 2008
Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty
Government 'should leave stamp duty alone'

The government should avoid meddling with stamp duty and let the housing market sort itself out over time, it has been claimed.

22 Aug 2008
Government 'should leave stamp duty alone'
Industry body calls on government to make decision on 'stamp duty holiday'

The latest report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has hinted at a stabilisation of the housing market over the coming months.

13 Aug 2008
Industry body calls on government to make decision on 'stamp duty holiday'
Stamp duty suspension could help first-time buyers

First-time buyers may benefit from a government proposal to waive stamp duty to help struggling consumers get onto the housing ladder.

06 Aug 2008
Stamp duty suspension could help first-time buyers
Rics proposes offsetting stamp duty for senior homeowners looking to downsize

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) needs to be reassessed to prevent it becoming a "major barrier to purchasing property".

11 Jul 2008
Rics proposes offsetting stamp duty for senior homeowners looking to downsize
NAEA calls for government help to restore confidence in housing market

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has urged the government to help the housing market.

02 Jul 2008
NAEA calls for government help to restore confidence in housing market
Rics call for end to stamp duty to 'increase accessibility' for first-time-buyers

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has called for a change to stamp duty to reduce barriers for first-time-buyers.

01 Jul 2008
Rics call for end to stamp duty to 'increase accessibility' for first-time-buyers
Stamp duty bills rise

UK stamp duty bills increased between 2002 and 2007, making it increasingly difficult for first-time buyers (FTBs) to make it onto the property ladder.

25 Feb 2008
Stamp duty bills rise
Chancellor urged to act over stamp duty

The chancellor of the exchequer is being urged to raise the threshold for stamp duty.

21 Feb 2008
Chancellor urged to act over stamp duty
Stamp duty promises from Tories

Conservative shadow chancellor George Osborne has revealed that his party will increase the stamp duty threshold if they are elected to govern the country.

02 Oct 2007
Stamp duty promises from Tories
Stamp duty stems flow of FTBs

It is becoming harder for first-time buyers (FTBs) to get onto the property ladder as increasing house prices lead to more people paying stamp duty.

09 Jul 2007
Stamp duty stems flow of FTBs
First-time buyers call for stamp duty review

House prices have risen so quickly in recent years that many first-time buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to find an affordable property

13 Mar 2007
First-time buyers call for stamp duty review
One in five homes now pay top-rate stamp duty

A fifth of homes in England and Wales are now subject to the highest rates of stamp duty, new statistics from Halifax has revealed

05 Mar 2007
One in five homes now pay top-rate stamp duty
More first-time buyers pay stamp duty

More than half of all first-time buyers in the UK now pay stamp duty.

11 Oct 2006
More first-time buyers pay stamp duty
Stamp duty "remains unfair"

New figures released by Portman Building Society have shown that stamp duty raised one billion pounds for the government in the second quarter of 2006.

06 Sep 2006
Stamp duty "remains unfair"
Stamp duty hits first-time buyers

The latest report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has found that only half of first-time buyers avoid stamp duty.

10 May 2006
Stamp duty hits first-time buyers
Rics slams "derisory" stamp duty gesture

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has wasted no time in berating the government for its decision to raise the stamp duty threshold by only £5,000.

23 Mar 2006
Rics slams "derisory" stamp duty gesture
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