With gloomy forecasts of the economy and poor growth plus ever increasing costs of Brexit the Chancellor had little room for manoeuvre. His report set out a number of actions the government will take including support for more house building. The major attention-grabber was aimed at first time buyers who will not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on homes costing up to £300,000 but this may backfire with increased house prices.
The Welsh Assembly has announced the proposed rates and bands for land transaction tax (LTT) which is to be introduced for land and property in Wales on 1 April 2018, replacing Stamp Duty Land Tax.
Under the new rates for LTT, Wales will have the highest starting threshold for the property tax in the UK.