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The Chancellor played both Santa and Scrooge in the Budget

Budget Day, in case you hadn’t realised, is terribly exciting.  Last week Chancellor Philip Hammond held a briefcase, cracked some jokes, and talked about statistics for an hour.  Amidst all the exhilaration, he even found time to unveil some new policies.

The headline act was the announcement of a higher SDLT-free band for first-time buyers, which has received particular (largely positive) attention To read more, head to  Spear's Wealth Management magazine.

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