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RLA concerns about impact of stamp duty levy included in Commons briefing paper

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

A briefing paper on stamp duty reform published today by the House of Commons library includes concerns raised by the RLA relating to the policy.

The briefing, which you can read here, discusses the reforms to taxation of sales of residential property that have been made in recent years.

The briefing includes a reference to the RLA’s concerns about the impact of the stamp duty levy on the purchase of additional properties (introduced in April 2016).

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One of the RLA’s six asks in its recent General Election manifesto was to end the stamp duty levy on additional homes where the property is adding to the net supply of housing. This includes bringing empty homes back into use, converting commercial buildings to residential, developing new properties or converting larger properties into smaller, more affordable rental properties.

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Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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