42. Stamp duty land tax (reduced rates on residential property for temporary period)

– in the House of Commons at 6:51 pm on 9th March 2021.

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Resolved,

That—

(1) The Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Act 2020 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1 (reduced rates of SDLT on residential property for a temporary period)—

(a) in subsection (1)(b) (which specifies the end of that temporary period), for “31 March 2021” substitute “30 June 2021”,

(b) in subsections (1) and (6)(a), for “temporary” substitute “initial temporary”, and

(c) in the heading, for “a temporary” substitute “an initial temporary”.

(3) After that section insert—

“1A Further period for reduced rates of SDLT on residential property

(1) This section makes modifications of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 in relation to any land transaction the effective date of which falls in the period (“the further temporary relief period”)—

(a) beginning with 1 July 2021, and

(b) ending with 30 September 2021.

(2) Section 55(1B) (amount of stamp duty land tax chargeable: general) has effect as if for Table A there were substituted—

So much as does not exceed £250,0000%
So much as exceeds £250,000 but does not exceed £925,0005%
So much as exceeds £925,000 but does not exceed £1,500,00010%
The remainder (if any)12%”.

(3) Schedule 4ZA (higher rates of stamp duty land tax for additional dwellings etc) has effect as if for the Table A in section 55(1B) mentioned in paragraph 1(2) there were substituted—

So much as does not exceed £250,0003%
So much as exceeds £250,000 but does not exceed £925,0008%
So much as exceeds £925,000 but does not exceed £1,500,00013%
The remainder (if any)15%”.

(4) Paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 5 (amount of SDLT chargeable in respect of rent) has effect as if for Table A there were substituted—

£0 to £250,0000%
Over £250,0001%

(5) In a case where—

(a) as a result of section 44(4) of the Finance Act 2003 the effective date of a land transaction falls in the further temporary relief period, and

(b) the contract concerned is completed by a conveyance after that period ends,

section 44(8) of that Act is not to apply in relation to that conveyance if the sole reason that (but for this subsection) it would have applied is that the modifications made by this section have no effect in relation to that conveyance.

(6) Section 44(10) of the Finance Act 2003 applies for the purposes of subsection (5).”

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.