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This consultation ended 9 September 2013.

Consultation period:
29 July 2013 to 9 September 2013
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

A consultation on the potential impacts of devolving Stamp Duty Land Tax to the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Government.

Consultation description

The UK Government established the independent Commission on Devolution in Wales (the ‘Silk’ Commission) in October 2011.  The purpose of the Commission was to review the present financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales.

In November 2012 the Commission published its Part 1 report - Empowerment and Responsibility: Financial Powers to Strengthen Wales.  This report considered how to improve the financial accountability of the Assembly and the Welsh Government including the case for the devolution of fiscal powers.

The report contained 33 recommendations.  These included the recommendation that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) 'should be devolved to the Welsh Government with Welsh Ministers given control over all aspects of the tax in Wales’.

The UK Government wishes to consult with business on the potential impacts of devolving SDLT to the Assembly.  This is in advance of making a full response to all of the recommendations in the Commission’s first report.

This consultation is being held on GOV.UK