Stamp duty changes save homeowners £701million

Homeowners have saved a reported £701million in the first six months since the stamp duty system was reformed late last year. The research which was carried out by myhomemove, suggested that each homebuyer who bought a home for less than £937,500 saved an average of £1,400. When the changes were originally introduced, it was predicted…

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Do not let last year’s debt give you a New Year hangover

For some, the New Year represents a fresh start. For others it simply brings even more worries over their stretched finances. Historically, the New Year tends to bring a surge of people seeking help with the debt that they have built up. When finances come under pressure from many different sources it is easy to…

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Could changes be made to the Help to Buy scheme?

After suggestions that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme may be ‘pared back’, there has been much discussion around the effect of the scheme. In May 2014, the government announced that more than 27,000 people have bought a new home through the Help to Buy scheme since its introduction in March 2013. Help to Buy…

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