Money blog: What will happen to tax and interest rates under Labour – and how will benefits change? | Join our live Q&A

Money blog: What will happen to tax and interest rates under Labour – and how will benefits change? | Join our live Q&A

Can stamp duty discrepancies be addressed? Ian King, Sky News business presenter, says... Stamp duty is a rotten tax and, if you want to promote growth, scrapping it would certainly be a good way of doing so. But given that Stamp Duty Land Tax brought in £11.6bn in the last financial year, the government is likely to want to keep it in place. The differing tax takes to which you refer reflect the fact that house prices are cheaper in …