Assessment of Government Policies (Impact on Families) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:17 pm on 4 December 2015.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 2:17, 4 December 2015

How does the test apply to the policy on stamp duty penalties that the Chancellor announced in the autumn statement? That policy means that a married couple will be penalised if they buy a second home, but a cohabiting couple will be able to buy two homes without any penalty.