Downing Street lobby briefing on stamp duty, homelessness, airport delays, racist attacks and Iran deal

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13th August 2018

At a briefing for lobby journalists today a spokesperson for the Prime Minister was asked about whether stamp duty was still too high as well as plans for homelessness, airport delays, racist jibes and the Iran nuclear deal.

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Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with Boris Johnson about stamp duty being too high, the spokesperson said: "When it comes to stamp duty the Government has taken action to seek to help first time buyers to get on the property ladder. The number of people who have benefitted from that cut in stamp duty is now 121,500 first time buyers who have saved an average of £1,700 each so far."


Asked why homelessness had risen sharply since the Conservatives came to power, the spokesperson said: "There are a number of different reasons. It is a very complex matter but you will see from the package that was unveiled today that the Prime Minister is committed to addressi...