The Treasury has collected £12.3bn in stamp duty receipts from the beginning of the tax holiday last July up to August 2021, according to HMRC data.

Stamp duty takings in August were £910m, taking total receipts for the first eight months of the year to £7.6bn, says Coventry Building Society which studied HMRC’s figures.

The final phase of the stamp duty holiday – with the threshold having being decreased from £500,000 to £250,000 on 30 June – is due to end on 30 September.

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