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Stamp duty yield from England has grown the most significantly, which is likely in part to be due to the distorting effects of London and the South East, a report said
Stamp duty takings surge by £1.5bn

Stamp duty takings from the sales of UK homes have surged by more than £1.5 billion year-on-year as the property market has moved into recovery, official figures show.

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New research has found that families are spending an average of £180 on back-to-school supplies for their kids. Does this tally with your experience?

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    14 %
    Yes, that sounds about right to me
    1,174 votes
    20 %
    Yes, but I think school supplies are getting more expensive every year
    1,544 votes
    29 %
    No, the cost of new uniforms, stationery and sports kit takes us well past the £200 mark
    2,272 votes
    37 %
    No, I wouldn’t spend anything like that amount on the little horrors!
    2,889 votes

Total Responses: 7,879
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