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Stamp Duty Land Tax

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the reasons for the level of take-up of stamp duty land tax relief for zero-carbon homes. (258404)

The Government have set a deliberately stretching target that all new homes must be zero carbon by 2016. The stamp duty land tax relief (SDLT) for zero carbon homes was introduced to help kick-start the market for new highly efficient technologies in homes, both for the fabric of the building and in the use of micro-generation, and sets a gold standard for green homes. The Government have committed to conducting an interim review by 2010 of the effectiveness of the relief in stimulating the production of zero carbon homes.