“Stamp Duty has often been a prohibitive extra cost which has discouraged many people from buying a house they can call their own.
Clive, out delivering local Focus leaflets, in last year's snow.
“This reform will help first-time buyers and those young families who desperately want to get their feet on the first rung of the property ladder.
“It’s fair, it’s sensible, and it has been a long-standing Liberal Democrat policy - one we have now delivered in Government.
“This change will help everyday families and individuals realise the simple aspirational dream of owning a home.”