Eliminate stamp duty on main home

Taxing the purchase of your main home is wrong, a home is a necessity.

Why does this idea matter?

Taxing a purchase of your main home is a tax on mobility, necessity and aspiration. It is a tax that hits average house prices in the south east at 3% which can run in to thousands of pounds which has to be found by either wiping out your life savings, or borrowing by adding to your mortgage and paying interest on it for the lifetime of the mortgage.

Why should someone who has to move to find another job, or who downsizes for financial difficulties, or moves to be closer to ageing parents, have to pay thousands of pounds to the government?

Why should someone who wants a bigger house to accommodate a growing family have to pay thousands of pounds just for the privilege?. 

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