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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced sweeping changes this afternoon around Stamp Duty which is excellent news for anyone thinking of buying a home in Sutton and Cheam.
Stamp Duty is a tax applied when you buy a property and the announcement that there will be a payment holiday starting immediately means homebuyers will save thousands of pounds.
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There is a first time for everything, and in this 3-minute easy-read, we share advice on making your property buying debut in SM2 a successful one.
Do you remember when you rode a bike without support for the first time?
Or when you learned to swim?
And who can forget the moment when the driving examiner turns and says ‘congratulations, you’ve passed.’
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In this three-minute read, we share some ideas on how you can help your local shops and businesses through these difficult times.
One of the most remarkable things about the Covid-19 crisis is the way communities in SM2 have pulled together.
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As we get used to the ‘new normal’, we take a quick look back at how people’s habits dramatically changed during the lockdown—a 2-minute read.
Recently The Sunday Times published a fascinating collection of statistics around how the lives of people in the UK transformed during lockdown.
We have broken it down into four sections – Health, wealth, happiness and of course, homes.
These national trends have been reflected across SM2
*Figures are comparing April with March 2020 and sourced from John Lewis and the Office for National Statistics unless stated.
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Architects have designed a floating chicken farm. Yes, really. The three-storey creation will nestle on a concrete pontoon in a Rotterdam waterway, in The Netherlands. It will house 7,000 hens, an egg processing plant, and a cress farm.
So, what do the neighbours think?
As the chicken farm will go next to an existing floating dairy, we don’t expect them to have any beef with the plans.