Budget 2017 - Brexit and Bricks

The detail behind today's speech offered a lot of new consultations and delayed implementation dates to beyond 2019, which seems to me a 'wait and see' how the Brexit negotiations go before finalising a lot of changes.

The speech itself ended with a grand finale announcing the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers of residential property purchases up to £300k. 

Continue reading
  1888 Hits
  0 Comments
1888 Hits
0 Comments

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Autumn Statement 2014

Public opinion has played a strong role in the Chancellor's statement today and perhaps his announcements made at the Commons film set today can be summarised into the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The Good - Property Owners, Savers

At last the stamp duty system has been modernised, so it doesn't distort the property market with a more logical % being charged in each band rather than on the whole property price.

Continue reading
  2120 Hits
  0 Comments
2120 Hits
0 Comments