21 Oct 2021
The briefing paper argues that stamp duty concessions were not required to stimulate the housing market and extending its duration by three months in England and Northern Ireland was unwise.
James Prestwich, director of policy and external affairs said, “These measures have boosted prices, which has benefitted existing homeowners and penalised first-time buyers.
The increased activity we have seen in the housing market, during the pandemic has exacerbated existing systemic problems with the dysfunctional housing market resulting in First Time Buyers finding it more difficult than ever to get on the property ladder.”
The launch provides a great opportunity to hear from a number of the authors.