Lawyer welcomes stamp duty move


Legal firm Stephens Scown, which has offices in St Austell, Truro and Exeter, is welcoming the removal of stamp duty for sales of up to £250k.

Alison Nicholls, partner and residential property team leader said: “This is great news for first time buyers in the region struggling to get a foot on the property ladder. Clearly it will help with their budgeting and help get the rest of the market moving, hopefully leading to an increase in transactions.”