Osborne deals 'huge blow' to private rented sector

George Osborne

George Osborne has scrapped plans to exempt large investors from the additional 3% stamp duty that is to be imposed on the purchase of second homes, in a move that is likely to hit the nascent build-to-rent sector.

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