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Tax change won’t help South-East

The National Association of Estate Agents says changes to Stamp Duty won’t have a significant impact in the South-East but that the move is a step in the right direction.

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Death throes of a dying government

With the rift between Prime Minister Gordon Brown and chancellor Alistair Darling reaching untenable proportions, we should all be concerned about how much more damage the death throes of this ailing government will inflict on the mortgage market.

Too little, too late

Cluttons says the package is too little, too late but that the proposed £300m shared equity scheme will help the building trade.

Losses at mutuals prompt merger

Expected pre-tax half-year losses in excess of £27m have played a major role in the Derbyshire and the Cheshire merger with Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society.

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