This Week At Hodgkinson Mar 5th
Last week, the Budget was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, unvailing a raft of measures designed to support the housing market. Amongst these was a new Mortgage Guarentee System for first-time buyers and an extension to the existing stamp duty holiday.
The threshold at which buyers start paying stamp duty was temporarily raised from £125,000 to £500,000, in England and Northern Ireland, last July. The deadline for this has now moved to June 30th 2021.
And to avoid a ‘cliff edge’ when this period ends, the tax-free threshold will then drop from £500,000 to £250,000 for an additional three months, bringing us up to the end of September.
The threshold for the nil rate band will fall back to its usual level of £125,000 on 1 October.
Meanwhile, over on our Twitter...
Freelance wages in January still down on a year ago despite labour shortages https://t.co/kiZT7VQYjL— Ian Hodgkinson (@HodgkinsonBuild) February 26, 2021
D-day for VAT plan cutting cash flow across construction | Construction Enquirer News https://t.co/0mnESx8y3b— Ian Hodgkinson (@HodgkinsonBuild) March 1, 2021
Progress at our site in #Leicester 11 #houses for @PlatformHousing @WilHodgkinson #social #affordable #construction #buildings @Poppy__PR @FixRadioUK @cliveholland @craigbigbro1 pic.twitter.com/SFhw34AQhY— Ian Hodgkinson (@HodgkinsonBuild) March 2, 2021
Finaly, constuction is now set to begin on our new site in Northampton. We will be bringing you images and updates over the coming months!
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