LSE Stamp Duty holiday report 2021

Our latest research in conjunction with the London School of Economics (LSE) looks into the impact of the
stamp duty holiday, that was introduced by the Government in July 2020. This academic study investigates
the affects on the UK housing market and the UK economy in general.

Some of the key findings include;

  • In the first quarter of 2021 there were 50% more transactions than in the first
    quarter of 2020, ie before the pandemic struck
  • The £500,000 ceiling covers up to 90% of purchases
  • The holiday supports the Government’s levelling up agenda, given that house prices
    are higher in London and the South East
  • Increased transactions mean better use of the housing stock

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LSE Stamp Duty holiday report 2021