21/01/2017 BBC Wales Today


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Ahead of the devolution of stamp duty there's been a call


for urgent clarification over what it will mean for more


than a thousand properties which have land in both


There are concerns buyers may have to make make


Next year, stamp duty will be replaced in Wales by the land


But what does that mean for properties like this one


near Llanymynech with land in Powys and Shropshire?


According to the map I'm using I am standing right on the


border here and legislation dictates that, as of April next year, anyone


wanting to buy this property or one like it would have to make two


They will have to pay the new land transaction tax based on


the value of the land in Wales, and they would have to pay


stamp duty on the part of the property in England.


We will have to produce seperate valuations for each of those pieces


It is an extra additional cost for somebody that is selling.


The Assembly's finance committee has found that are more


than 1,000 properties straddling the border.


That might sound little curious because there is plenty of


evidence of where the border is, but the Land Registry that keeps a copy


of every land transaction in Wales and England has not needed to plot


Therefore, its digital maps don't include the border.


There is one year and two months left to sort this out.


Not only sort it out, have the IT stress tested and in place


If it's not, it is going to be a right mess.


The Welsh Government says it is working with


the Land Registry to identify all the properties which could be


affected and work is underway to make sure the border


The Land Registry told us this is a complex issue but it is


confident an appropriate resolution will be found.


More on that story on tomorrow morning's Sunday Politics,


Hundreds of people in Wales have joined protests against the incoming


Events in Cardiff and Bangor mirrored many staged


across the world with much of the focus on highlighting


The Church in Wales' first woman bishop has been consecrated


at a ceremony in Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff.


Canon Joanna Penberthy was elected Bishop of St Davids by


The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan described


I have done nine consecrations to date, all the presents bishops


The cathedral today simply errupted in greeting her.


That says it all because it really was an importantmoment.


There was a big win for Swansea City in the Premier League.


They beat title-chasing Liverpool at Anfield and are now out


What time to claim your first ever league win


Paul Clement, a first win in his new job.


After a first half which saw Swansea hold Liverpool at bay, the second


Fernando Llorente in the right place to poke the ball home


and give the Swansea a surprise lead.


It was soon even better, a wonderful flowing move ended with


Llorente towering above the defence to double the Swans advantage.


There was barely time to celebrate before Liverpool hit back,


Roberto Firminio showing he is no slouch in the air either.


Liverpool pressure told with 20 minutes to go


as Firminio's classy finish brought the scores level.


With Liverpool looking the most likely winners,


player, Gylfi Sigurdsson, showed composure to put


There were anxious moments before the end but the Swans hung on.


A memorable win in what, so far, has been a season to forget.


Elsewhere today, in the Championship Cardiff City claimed


In League Two, it was goal-less between Barnet and Newport County.


And in the National League Wrexham drew 1-1 at neighbours Chester.


Onto rugby, and the Cardiff Blues are through to the Challenge Cup


knock-out stages after beating Bristol.


However, the Dragons are out after losing at Brive.


The Ospreys, who are already through, have just


And in the Champions Cup the Scarlets lost at Sale.


and where clear spells develop, patchy frost will form.


It's chilly again tomorrow but with many sunny spells,


But that's Wales Today, enjoy your evening, goodbye.


Good evening. It does not get warmer. If you check the UK as a


whole, it has been one of the coldest days so


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