I wrote this article about how the prime minister’s landed father-in-law will be affected by the new stamp duty rules introduced in the Budget.
In a bid to halt stamp duty avoidance, a charge is to be introduced on all properties held by overseas companies.
The charge is expected to be £15,000 on homes worth £2m to £5m, rising to £140,000 a year for homes worth £20m or more.
Viscount Astor’s beautiful Jura estate, likely to be valued at well over the £2m cut-off, is a favourite holiday spot for Cameron and his wife.
Full text can be found on the Telegraph website here, or after the fold.