Stamp Duty cut: Which locations in England will make the most savings on Stamp Duty?

Which locations in England will make the most savings on Stamp Duty

Property buyers in Reading, Stevenage and Weston-Super-Mare will make the most savings on Stamp Duty following the cut announced by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, according to new research compiled by law technology specialist Access Legal. The data analysed the average Stamp Duty paid across more than 90 of England’s largest towns and cities before and after […]

A week of turmoil for the property industry

Following the announcement last week of the immediate cutting of Stamp Duty Land Tax, alongside a host of other tax cutting measures announced by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, there has been significant conjecture about the state of the economy.  The value of the Pound against the US Dollar hit a record low; the interest rate rise […]

HBSG has taken industry as far as it can without government intervention


The government needs to step in to mandate reforms that promise to revolutionise the home buying and selling process, a roundtable organised by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has heard. Speakers at the annual stakeholder event also highlighted recruitment issues in the conveyancing market, after the huge surge of work during the post-lockdown stamp […]

Index reveals the fastest and slowest regions to complete transactions

fastest and slowest UK regions to complete transactions

Five fastest and slowest areas in England and Wales to complete property purchases A new index has highlighted the fastest, and slowest, areas in the country for transaction times. The index calculates the average time it takes between the day when a property is marked as sold (subject to contract – SSTC) and the registration […]

One year on – has the SQE been a success?


The 1st September marked one year since the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), marking the biggest change to how aspiring solicitors can enter the profession for almost 30 years. Here, Law Society of England and Wales president I. Stephanie Boyce gives her thoughts. The SQE has now been running for […]