Radical stamp duty reform would pay for itself, says think tank

The Centre for Policy Studies reiterates the case for a wholesale rethink of stamp duty ahead of next month’s Budget; research paper argues that cutting the ‘hated’ tax would significantly boost transactions and housebuilding, allowing the Treasury to recoup between 60-95% of the resulting lost revenue.

Ranked: Britain’s housebuilding hotspots

£57bn-worth of new homes have hit the market in the UK in the last year, according to some sums by Stone Real Estate, with Greater Manchester emerging as the “most lucrative” area for housebuilders…