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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Margaret Burgess Housing Minister Margaret Burgess has announced a new price ceiling for Help to Buy (Scotland) which it is hoped will support more people to get onto or move up the property ladder.

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The importance that the Chancellor George Osborne and the Governor of the Bank of England attach to the need to increase housing supply is “hugely significant”, according to Homes for Scotland. During last week’s Mansion House speeches, the Chancellor outlined action he has taken which he said

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