The Housing LIN has joined forces with leading housing trade and professional bodies in a letter to the Chancellor (and Secretaries of State for Communities and Health and Social Care) regarding stamp duty and older people’s people housing market.
It sets out ideas on how to improve the supply of older persons housing. It also recommends a ‘Help to Move’ package. This could have several elements, including reforming Stamp Duty for older people downsizing and moving into specialist retirement properties or other housing that better meets their needs and aspirations.
This idea was supported by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People in its 2016 HAPPI 3 report, Housing our Ageing Population: Positive Ideas.