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House prices levelling off ONS figures show
The BBC Business News website reports 'There is further evidence that house prices rises are starting to level off, following the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Ashtons sponsor St Abans Beer and Cider Festival
For the third year running, Ashtons were delighted to sponsor the St Albans Beer and Cider Festival.
Annual house price growth slows to 9.4%, Nationwide says
BBC Business News Website reports "The annual rate of house price growth slowed in September to 9.4% from 11% the month before, the Nationwide says.
How would a mansion tax work
The BBC Business News Website reports "The concept of a 'mansion tax' has emerged again - this time at the Labour conference.
Government Nets £10bn in Stamp Duty
Property Drum Magazine reports "In the 12 months to June 2014, the Treasury collected £10 billion in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), revenues that, the Government says, they need to balance the UK's books.
Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist said 'We estimate that London contributed around 42% of the total stamp duty paid on residential properties in 2013/14, even though the capital only accounted for c.15% of house purchase transactions.