||<p>At Autumn Statement 2014 the government reformed SDLT on residential properties,
cutting the tax for 98% of buyers who pay it, unless they are purchasing additional
property. These changes benefit those who are moving up the housing ladder.</p><p>
</p>The Government has already committed significant financial support for housing,
with at least £44bn over a five-year period announced at Autumn Budget 2017, supporting
its ambition to increase supply to 300,000 homes per annum on average by the mid-2020s
to improve affordability, and to increase home ownership.