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Thread #167690   Message #4063631
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
10-Jul-20 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
Subject: RE: BS: UK thread, Politics and political
Two things, Nigel. First, I made a mistake: the stamp duty handout is up to 15000, not 25000. Second, the struggling first-time buyers who buy my mum's old house in Radcliffe for 140,000 gain nothing
Only by being 'first time buyers'. And for them they could previously buy a property up to 300,000 without paying stamp duty.
For anyone else the saving on a 140,000 house purchase is small, but not nil.
The previous zero rated band went only up to 125,000.

then you did that Tory thing of forgetting the word "some" that should have been in your highlighted bit:
No, I omitted nothing. I gave a straight quote from the current government guidance:

As for the meal discount, it's a stunt. If I do decide to eat out in August, which is extremely unlikely around here with all these tourists pouring in, I won't be claiming. As you say, available to everyone, the rich and the poor alike, no targeting of the people who need the most help. As ever, wot Tories do.
No! It is targetting the people who need it, the entertainment industry who are trying to keep their businesses afloat.