Report Laughable 5 Point Plan By Ea in House prices and the economy Posted July 30, 2008 1. Stamp duty holiday but they'll have to replace the tax lost with some other tax so little benefit 2. Re-introduce MIRAS Yes. and pay for it by ending tax relief on second properties. (bye, bye BTL) 3. Curb unreasonable demands So interest rates will have to be more to compensate so no benefit. In fact probably worse as monthly payments will be more. 4. Reform the safety net for borrowers Great. May as well remorgage and by an aston martin. 5. Scrap Home Information Packs (HIPs) Yes.