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What are the advantages of the new Lifetime ISA?

As part of his Budget a few weeks ago – which will now most definitely be remembered for things other than housing – the Chancellor George Osborne announced the launch of a new Lifetime ISA to help encourage young people to save for both their first home and their retirement.

Government confirms stamp duty changes – what does this mean for you?

George Osborne first announced the controversial 3% stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let and second home owners in his Autumn Statement last November. 

Now, in his eighth budget since becoming Chancellor in 2010, he has confirmed that the changes will come into play on April 1.