Stamp Duty

Treasury written question – answered on 17th January 2007.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the value of stamp duty payments made by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.

Photo of Edward Balls Edward Balls The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Estimates of numbers of households falling into each income decile group and average amounts of stamp duty land tax or stamp duty on land and property (prior to December 2003) paid by each of these groups are available in ONS reports on the effects of taxes and benefits on household income. These reports are available at: and cover the years 1997-98 to 2004-05.

No information is available on stamp taxes on shares paid by income decile groups.

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