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Stamp Duty Holiday Ends: What's changed?

A simple guide to calculating what tax you will pay.




The stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland ended on September 30, 2021.

The tax break was introduced in July 2020 as part of Government measures introduced in response to the Covid19 pandemic.

It means buyers of properties priced at or below £250,000 have not been required to pay stamp duty tax.

Since July this year the tax break has been slowly reduced but has officially ended with the close of September.


What are the stamp duty rates from October 1st?

From today (October 1) you will not pay stamp duty on a portion of a property priced at or below £125,000.

Tax will be paid on anything over £125,000 - with the first £125,000 tax free.

Stamp Duty Land Tax rate from 1st Oct 2021Rate
Up to £125,0000%
on the next £250,000 - £250,0002% 
on the next £250,001 - £925,0005%
on the next £925001 - £1.5 million10%
on anything more12%

Tax rates are higher for those buying a second home.

First time buyers do not pay tax on homes under £300,000. A first time buyer will pay 5% on a property, or portion of a property, priced between £300,001 and £500,000.