After hinting that the responsibility for stamp duty may switch from buyers to seller it appears that the chancellor has quashed this suggestion. In a tweet he said “More speculation about stamp duty this morning. To be clear, I never said to The Times I was planning to put it on sellers, and I wouldn’t support that. I know from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government that we need bold measures on housing - but this isn’t one of them.”. Watch this space for more stamp duty updates, however, it now seems unlikely there will be much (if anything) changing this side of the budget.