Stamp Duty Holiday Officially Ends - Here's What You'll Pay Now

Stamp duty holiday officially ends in October
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The stamp duty holiday tapering period is now over, meaning that from 1 October the tax will return to its £125,000 level for homebuyers in England and Northern Ireland.

The three-month tapering period, which ran from 1 July-30 September, meant homeowners would only pay stamp duty on properties costing £250,000 or more. This afforded homebuyers with an extra three months to complete their deals. 

As stamp duty rates in England and Northern Ireland change, here's what you need to know if you're still finalising your purchase on time. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.