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Budget 2014: 'ghost homes' hit with stamp duty hike on £500k properties

Budget 2014: 'ghost homes' hit with stamp duty hike on £500k properties

The government has pledged to crack on individuals who dodge stamp duty by owning homes via a company structure, many of which Osborne said are left empty.

From midnight tonight 'ghost homes' worth over £500,000 will be charged 15% stamp duty, the chancellor revealed in his annual Budget.

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Profile: The opportunity set that attracted Brett Williams to wealth management

Profile: The opportunity set that attracted Brett Williams to wealth management

Brett Williams is best known for helping to build some of the biggest platforms in the IFA market.He made the move over to wealth management to head SEI’s UK business earlier this year in the belief that this is where the best opportunities now lie.

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