Pay more stamp duty if you buy a draughty home, think-tank proposes

Richard Howard

Director of Development & Head of Environment & Energy

“Higher rates of stamp duty should be levied on anyone buying a house with the worst energy efficiency ratings of E, F or G, encouraging homeowners to upgrade their properties to make them more saleable, Policy Exchange said.”

“Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s head of energy, said: “Improving home energy efficiency can save households money, as well as substantially reducing their carbon emissions.”

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