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Why Sunak should put an end to England's stamp duty holiday romance | David Mitchell
The tax break on house purchases saw prices rise by 8.5% – but is it really the best way to address the housing shortage?

David Mitchell

28, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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What will be in Rishi Sunak's 2021 budget?
Expect measures to help economic recovery but watch out for capital gains tax and other tax rises

Phillip Inman and Richard Partington

27, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Extension of stamp duty holiday 'could help 300,000 sales'
Rishi Sunak understood to have decided on three-month continuation of tax break in England

Hilary Osborne

24, Feb, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Rishi Sunak freezes fuel duty over reliance on cars in pandemic
Treasury sources say chancellor aware that people are using their own vehicles as safety measure

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

24, Feb, 2021 @1:07 PM

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If I rent out my house then sell it in 2026, what will the capital gains tax be?
Homeowner wants to know if calculation is based on initial purchase price

Virginia Wallis

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Middle-income households to be hit by ‘£2bn council tax bombshell’
Poorer families set to suffer as local authorities consider whether to put up council tax by maximum of 4.99%

Phillip Inman

21, Feb, 2021 @10:15 AM

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HMRC denies misleading MPs over tax avoidance by its contractors
Commons report claimed tax agency put its reputation ‘ahead of telling the truth’ about loan arrangement schemes

Rupert Jones

17, Feb, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Cut VAT for green home improvements and repairs, MPs urge
Environmental audit committee says chancellor must use budget to spur low-carbon growth

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

17, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Calls to scrap stamp duty and replace with a ‘fairer’ property tax
‘Holiday’ has seen house prices rise beyond capacity of first-time buyers, favouring owners over renters, campaigners say

Rupert Jones

14, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Labour urges Sunak to extend Covid support for businesses
Shadow business minister says firms face £50bn blow if support is withdrawn in April

Larry Elliott Economics editor

08, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Should I buy a first home in London before the stamp duty holiday ends?
I want to know if Covid and Brexit mean the capital’s property prices will fall

Virginia Wallis

08, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How to turn the UK's 'generation rent' into 'generation buy' | Larry Elliott
A new paper says a ‘blended mortgage’ can work for first-time buyers unable to access help to buy or the bank of mum and dad

Larry Elliott

07, Feb, 2021 @12:21 PM

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