Salisbury supporters gathered on a chilly December day near Poultry Cross—a medieval 15th century market cross—in Butcher Row in central Salisbury to call on the government to Stamp Out Stamp Duty. In Wiltshire, three in every ten people buying a flat or house pay the 3% rate or more. By 2017, that will rise to half!
‘Stamp Duty is a punitive tax that is long overdue an intelligent re-think,’ says Salisbury supporter Paul Cunningham. ‘It unfairly penalises first time buyers and the elderly, and acts as a drag on housing transactions and the mobility and economic benefit that are linked to them. Having increased 15-fold since 1992, it is essentially an outdated piece of pocket-picking that needs urgent overhaul.’
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