Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirms immediate stamp duty land tax cut

· Rishi Sunak has announced that people purchasing properties of up to £500,000 will not pay Stamp Duty Land Tax
changes in order to encourage homeowners to move and to invest in their homes.

· This threshold has been raised from £125,000.

· Houses under £500,000 will face no tax charge, from £500,001 up to £925,000 will be charged at 5%, from £925,001 up to £1.5million will be charged at 10%, and any price above £1.5million will be charged at 12%.

· It should be noted that the 3% second homes surcharge still applies, however there will be some relief for these properties too.

· The Chancellor announced that this tax cut will apply until 31 March 2021, with the changes taking place immediately.

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