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Although I am no expert when it comes to tax, the changes to stamp duty land tax that come into force today appear, on the whole, to be good news. With the lines of the old and new regimes meeting around the £1.125m mark, or so. Whilst any upward curve in taxation is not necessarily a good thing, if this is the much talked about "mansion tax" from the last Autumn statement before a general election, the matter may have, at least, been clarified. Certainly, brighter economic news and the seismic shift from London to the country, in property terms, bodes well for 2015. As does the long list of exciting events occurring in Salisbury, "Centred on a majestic cathedral that's topped by the tallest spire in England, the gracious city of Salisbury makes a charming base from which to discover the rest of Wiltshire. It's been an important provincial city for more than a thousand years, and its streets form an architectural timeline ranging from medieval walls and half-timbered Tudor town houses to Georgian mansions and Victorian villas. " Is how the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2015 describes Salisbury. "But 2015 is set to be the year visitors linger in this quintessentially English city, as Salisbury uncorks the champagne for the 800th anniversary of its greatest treasure, the Magna Carta. As home to the best-preserved original copy, Salisbury Cathedral is the lightning rod for the celebrations. Expect a brand new exhibition alongside an array of talks, evensongs, a flower festival and plenty more." News that atunnel is to be dug to take a congested main road past Stonehenge has been announced, as has adetailed plan of a medieval city at Old Sarum has been produced by experts without any digging at the site. We could not be more confident in Salisbury for 2015, which is why we are offering four country houses free advertising in Country Life magazine*. *Subject to meeting Country Life advertising criteria. Matthew Hallett Winkworth Salisbury 01722 443000      

Although I am no expert when it comes to tax, the changes to stamp duty land tax that come into force today appear, on the whole, to be good news.

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With the lines of the old and new regimes meeting around the £1.125m mark, or so.

Whilst any upward curve in taxation is not necessarily a good thing, if this is the much talked about "mansion tax" from the last Autumn statement before a general election, the matter may have, at least, been clarified.

Certainly, brighter economic news and the seismic shift from London to the country, in property terms, bodes well for 2015. As does the long list of exciting events occurring in Salisbury,

"Centred on a majestic cathedral that's topped by the tallest spire in England, the gracious city of Salisbury makes a charming base from which to discover the rest of Wiltshire. It's been an important provincial city for more than a thousand years, and its streets form an architectural timeline ranging from medieval walls and half-timbered Tudor town houses to Georgian mansions and Victorian villas. " Is how the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2015 describes Salisbury. "But 2015 is set to be the year visitors linger in this quintessentially English city, as Salisbury uncorks the champagne for the 800th anniversary of its greatest treasure, the Magna Carta. As home to the best-preserved original copy, Salisbury Cathedral is the lightning rod for the celebrations. Expect a brand new exhibition alongside an array of talks, evensongs, a flower festival and plenty more."

Drawing Room view 3.jpg resized News that atunnel is to be dug to take a congested main road past Stonehenge has been announced, as has adetailed plan of a medieval city at Old Sarum has been produced by experts without any digging at the site.

We could not be more confident in Salisbury for 2015, which is why we are offering four country houses free advertising in Country Life magazine*.

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*Subject to meeting Country Life advertising criteria.

Matthew Hallett Winkworth Salisbury 01722 443000

 

 

 

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