Is it time to view stamp duty from an economic rather than a political perspective?
If a stamp duty holiday is designed to help kick-start the economy, is that not a tacit acceptance of its flaws as a tax, asks Tom Bill...
Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank
Tom Bill is Head of UK Residential Research, producing reports that include Knight Frank’s flagship Prime Central London indices, the Super Prime London Insight and the London Residential Review. He has written detailed reports on London sub-markets and contributes to The Wealth Report and Global Cities report. Tom, a former Bloomberg and Reuters property journalist, is a regular media contributor on the London property market and has presented at events in Europe and the Middle East.
Former Housing Minister Mark Prisk on political football, Stamp Duty & the Chancellor’s challenge
Interview: Government should tackle the issue of stamp duty for "last-time movers", former Housing Minister Mark Prisk tells Knight Frank's Tom Bill.
The case for extending and tapering the stamp duty holiday
With property taxes back in focus after last week’s government spending review, Tom Bill take a closer look at what that may mean for stamp duty and capital gains tax...
Property exchanges were up 57% in January – will the stamp duty holiday be extended?
As MPs prepare to debate a petition to extend the stamp duty holiday by six months, it’s worth keeping an eye on two pieces of data that will play a crucial role in the eventual decision, says Tom Bill...
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