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Stamp duty cut welcomed but capital gains tax reform could ‘jeapordise’ investment.
As he faces renewed calls to rethink stamp duty in the final run-up to the Budget, chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering a range of options for the unpopular tax, including scrapping it entirely for first-time buyers.
“Between a rock and a hard place” was how the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) described chancellor Philip Hammond’s predicament as he contemplates his next budget later this month.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is considering a big cut in stamp duty for first-time buyers for next month’s budget, a newspaper report has claimed.
The decision by both the Irish and Welsh governments to increase stamp duty on commercial property has been criticised by industry leaders.