Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021

Extending the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months will assist many buyers who are looking to move to a property that they will not be able to afford otherwise. This will help to stabilise the housing market

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Status: Open
Opened: 1 Oct 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 10
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Recent Documents related to Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021

1. Extending home ownership: Government initiatives
28/12/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: BRIEFING PAPER Number 03668, 28 December 2017 Extending home ownership: Government initiatives By Wendy

2. Stamp duty land tax on residential property
09/11/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number 7050, 9 November 2018 Stamp duty land tax on residential property By Antony Seely and Matthew Keep

3. Help to Buy (equity loan): buyers' guide
24/06/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Page 1 of 29 February 2018 OFFICIAL Help to Buy Buyers™ Guide Homes England http://www.homesengland

4. Help to Buy (equity loan): buyers' guide
24/06/2020 - Homes England
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Found: Page 1 of 29 February 2018 OFFICIAL Help to Buy Buyers™ Guide Homes England http://www.homesengland

5. Stamp Duty Land Tax: non-UK resident surcharge consultation
21/07/2020 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Non - UK Resident Stamp Duty Land Tax Surcharge Summary of Responses

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Recent Speeches related to Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021

1. Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill
13/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: bounce-back loan scheme, have carried many businesses through the hardest months, so that they now have a fighting - Speech Link
2: the challenges that still remain in the economy. Many people still face tough times, particularly in the - Speech Link
3: Budget later this year.I turn to the housing market, which is another example of a sector that - Speech Link

2. Finance Bill
17/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Chancellor’s Spring Budget. Although just four months ago, that already feels like a Budget from a different - Speech Link

3. Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill
13/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: must lay before the House of Commons within three months of Royal Assent a review of the impact of this - Speech Link
2: to £500,000 from 8 July 2020 and runs until 31 March 2021. If I may, I will speak to clauses 1 and 2, and - Speech Link

4. Second Home Ownership: Cumbria
19/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: I beg to move,That this House has considered second home ownership in Cumbria.It is - Speech Link

5. Financial Statement
29/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: coming to an end.I am sure that like me, many Members of the House keenly remember the last Budget - Speech Link

6. Council Tax and Second Homes
26/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: whole community in Cornwall and, I am sure, for many tourist areas around the country. I am a firm believer - Speech Link
2: council has deemed them to have been abused by holiday let owners. This has resulted in residents who - Speech Link
3: debate in Parliament. I have a simple ask: every property that has been built as a home should pay council - Speech Link

7. Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020
23/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: have been served a notice of eviction between 23 March and 28 August before Parliament has had an opportunity - Speech Link
2: and require no explanation from the landlord. In March, the Government promised that“no renter who - Speech Link

8. Finance (No. 2) Bill
18/12/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: insert—Part 10Review82 (1) Within six months of the passing of the Finance Act 2018, the Chancellor - Speech Link
2: activities. These changes support our vision to help keep UK banks globally competitive. They reflect - Speech Link

9. Stamp Duty Land Tax
26/04/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Paymaster General wishes to make a statement on stamp duty land tax—a subject he has obviously decided is - Speech Link
2: Speaker, I will make a statement on the quarterly stamp duty land tax statistics published this morning.As - Speech Link

10. Oral Answers to Questions
15/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the Government’s proposal to set up a taskforce looking at safe weddings, but there are couples in my constituency - Speech Link
2: important weddings are for venues and, of course, how many people’s plans have been disrupted. I can tell her - Speech Link
3: traditional way. As we control the virus, we are able to move forward, and as we reopen our economy, it is - Speech Link
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6: but I draw the hon. Gentleman’s attention to the many town and city deals that have happened across Scotland - Speech Link
7: Secretary of State will sound like backsliding. Many people can go back and look at Hansard. There were - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
1. Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus
asked by: Carla Lockhart
16/11/2020
... and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending that stamp duty holiday beyond March 2021.

2. Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus
asked by: Marco Longhi
20/01/2021
... if he will extend stamp duty holiday period beyond 31 March 2021 to protect employment in the property industry.

3. Flats: Insulation
asked by: Peter Kyle
23/10/2020
... what assessment he has made of the situation of (a) buyers and (b) leaseholders of low-level flats who are unable to obtain mortgages or re-mortgage their properties because they do not possess an External Wall System 1 form; and whether the Government will take that matter into account in deciding whether to extend the cut to Stamp Duty Land Tax beyond 31 March 2021.

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I am looking to move into a new build which is currently due to complete at the start of March 2021. If this build is delayed past 31st March 2021 then i will not be able to afford the stamp duty so will not be able to afford the house.


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Government Response

The SDLT holiday was designed to be a temporary relief to stimulate market activity and support jobs that rely on the property market. The Government does not plan to extend this temporary relief.


The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown caused uncertainty for those buying and selling residential property and property transactions fell by as much as 50 per cent during the first national lockdown. To stimulate immediate momentum in the property market and to support the jobs of people whose employment relied on custom from the property industry, the Government decided to introduce a temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief. This relief increased the starting threshold of residential SDLT from £125,000 to £500,000 from the 8 July 2020 until 31 March 2021. Since the relief was introduced, transactions have increased and seasonally adjusted data shows that in October 2020, transactions were 8% higher than October 2019.

As the relief was to provide an immediate stimulus to the property market, the Government does not plan to extend this relief. SDLT is an important source of government revenue, raising several billion pounds each year to help pay for the essential services the Government provides.

The Government is committed to supporting home ownership and helping people get on and move up the housing ladder. When the SDLT Holiday ends, the Government will maintain a SDLT relief for first time buyers which increases the starting threshold of residential SDLT to £300,000 for first-time buyers that purchase a property below £500,000. In addition, a new Help to Buy scheme will be introduced from 1 April 2021. This scheme will run until March 2023.

All tax policy is kept under review and the Government considers the views it receives carefully as part of that process.

HM Treasury