Coronavirus UK LIVE: Rishi Sunak to drop stamp duty tomorrow as Leicester lockdown is extended and deaths hit 44,391

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to unveil a six-month stamp duty holiday in his mini-Budget tomorrow.

It is hoped the measure will kick start the UK’s economy following lockdown, with buyers excited at the prospect the stamp duty threshold could be as high as £500,000.

Mr Sunak will also earmark 3 billion pounds on green projects as part of his plan to boost the economy, which will be announced on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that Leicester is to stay in lockdown for another two weeks, despite the infection rate falling.

It comes as the coronavirus death toll in the UK rose to 44,391 after 155 more deaths in were recorded on July 7, 2020.


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