Stamp Duty

Treasury written question – answered on 15th June 2005.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average stamp duty paid for a residential property purchase in (a) each Government Office region, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland has been in each year since 1997.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Estimates of average stamp duty on land and property by Country and Region are given in the following table. Reliable estimates are only readily available for Scotland for 2003–04.

Averages : £
1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
North East 320 300 410 450 730 790 1,060
North West 350 430 540 580 730 970 1,310
Yorkshire and the Humber 370 370 510 490 570 950 1,300
East Midlands 330 450 590 700 770 1,150 1,780
West Midlands 470 560 700 830 1,110 1,400 1,830
East of England 750 940 1,090 1,480 1,970 2,260 2,990
London 1,890 2,040 2,800 3,730 4,490 4,760 5,340
South East 1,080 1,450 1,780 2,150 2,760 3,110 3,770
South West 680 790 1,030 1,330 1,570 1,990 2,560
Wales 330 380 470 540 590 1,030 1,420
Scotland n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,210
Northern Ireland 240 320 470 730 1,000 800 1,080

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