The Budget 2016 included a number of important changes related to property.

Residential stamp duty land tax reforms

The chancellor has confirmed that, from 1 April, stamp duty land tax (SDLT) will be higher when an additional residential property is purchased for more than £40,000 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Non-residential stamp duty land tax reform

The chancellor announced in his budget that slab rates of stamp duty land tax have been abolished for non-residential properties, as they were for residential property in 2014.

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Stamp taxes measures announced in the budget

HMRC has summarised the changes to stamp taxes further to the announcement of the chancellor’s budget.

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Cuts to business rates from 2017 announced in budget

The chancellor announced in the budget yesterday that, from April 2017, small businesses that occupy properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less will pay no business rates.

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The Property Section also covered the property implications of the Budget in our Spotlight of 18 March.

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