Homes For Scotland

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Philip Hogg Home buyers in Scotland are facing further disadvantage to those elsewhere in Britain after Wales announced its intention to extend its Help to Buy shared equity scheme, Homes for Scotland has warned.

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First-time buyers have been handed a tax boost after finance secretary John Swinney announced sweeping revisions to his replacement for stamp duty which will see 50 per cent of all household transactions paying no tax. Revisions to the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which will replace St

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Allan Lundmark Latest official planning statistics showing long periods taken to reach housing planning decisions have been branded “depressing” by home building industry body Homes for Scotland.

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Philip Hogg The radical overhaul of stamp duty announced by chancellor George Osborne in yesterday’s Autumn Statement has emphasised the need an intermediate band in Scotland’s new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), according to Scotland’s home builders industry body.

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Nicola Sturgeon First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a major crackdown on Scotland’s leading ­landowners and £30 million of funding for the Help to Buy (Scotland) shared equity scheme as she set out her first programme for government.

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Philip Hogg Scotland’s home building industry today responded with caution and frustration to latest official quarterly statistics announcing a significant increase in the number of new build completions for April-June compared to last year.

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Alex Neil Trade body Homes for Scotland has reaffirmed its commitment to working with first minister Nicola Sturgeon to help tackle the country’s chronic undersupply of housing and applauded the appointment of Alex Neil MSP as cabinet secretary with this responsibility.

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