February was another month dominated by calls for the stamp duty holiday to be extended/tapered or smoothed. At the time of writing, the entire industry is waiting for an announcement to be made in the Budget on the 3rd of March – the CA worked with the BBC in February to draw attention to what is potentially at stake for many people who may not complete before the end of March.
Beth Rudolf appeared in a BBC website news story, Radio 5’s Wake Up to Money, and on the BBC 1 o’clock News and the BBC News Channel, talking about the need for the Government to look at a taper.
The CA is also using this time to promote the need for ongoing action to improve the home moving process – this will be a key part of the media strategy in the future particularly when the news around the stamp duty deadline is revealed. This month Beth talked about the potential benefits that might come with reservation agreements, and February also saw the formal launch of the Conveyancing Task Force.
Full details of all coverage in February can be found below:
SDLT holiday deadline looms – mentions the CA
Covid Guidance Documents Updated for Conveyancers – mentions the CA
Shropshire estate agent echoes TV’s Phil Spencer concerns – mentions the CA
A service you can rely on ahead of stamp duty deadline – mentions the CA
Stamp duty holiday deadline is ‘making us nervous’ – includes comments from Beth Rudolf
Brexit, Bumble and Buying a House – interview with Beth Rudolf
Stamp duty holiday deadline story – contains interview with Beth Rudolf
BBC News/iplayer (from 23:10)
Digital ID ‘trust framework’ to speed up conveyancing – includes comments from Beth Rudolf
Is there a need for reservation agreements? – includes comments from Beth Rudolf
Launch of Conveyancing Task Force – mentions the CA
Comment: Trust is key in conveyancing – mentions the CA
Time to get a move on – regular article from Beth