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Budget 2013: Abolition of stamp duty reserve tax makes London more attractive for small caps

21 March 2013

Michael Quinlan, partner and head of Securities Tax at Deloitte, comments on the abolition of stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax (SDRT) on junior market shares.

“Legislation is to be introduced in Finance Bill 2014 that will from April 2014 abolish stamp duty and SDRT on share transactions in UK companies quoted on growth markets such as the Alternative Investment Market, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller companies.  

“This change in policy makes London even more attractive for small caps and IPOs, particularly in view of the financial transaction taxes (FTTs) recently introduced in France and Italy, and the European Commission’s proposal for an FTT across 11 EU member states from January 2014.”


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