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Mortgage approvals 'lowest for over a year'

The number of households taking out new mortgages in November was the lowest in more than a year, according to official figures.  UK Finance said High Street banks approved 39,507 mortgages during the month, the lowest since August 2016. The figure represents a 5% fall on the same month a year ago. November was the …

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'Landlord tax' stamp duty changes raise £2bn a year from buy-to-let and second home owners – double the amount expected

The Government’s stamp duty changes are raising twice as much money from home buyers as initially expected, HMRC figures show. Analysis by accounting firm Blick Rothenberg shows that the Treasury has so far pocketed as much has £2bn as a result of the 3 per cent “landlord tax”. Originally officials had estimated it would make half as …

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Energy efficient homes will 'boost economy'

More government investment in home energy efficiency programmes could help tackle climate change and create up to 9,000 jobs, economists have said. Researchers said increased spending could boost economic activity across Scotland and reduce fuel poverty. They have called for a national infrastructure programme to improve the efficiency of Scotland’s homes. The Scottish government said …

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