Cuts to stamp duty, revealed in 2014's Autumn Statement, will boost housing transactions, according to CPA economics director Noble Francis.
"Overall, 98 per cent of stamp duty payers now get a cut, which is good and should boost housing transactions for the middle part of the housing market, which had been slowing recently," he
The National Infrastructure Plan has also increased certainty for the sector and will encourage more investment, according to Dr Francis
"In the Autumn Statement, we got start and completion dates, alongside progress for the top 40 priority projects in the NIP.
Again, this helps industry with certainty that the projects will go ahead," he