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Stamp Act 1891: subsequent finance acts; corresponding legislation in Northern Ireland.
Parties to a transfer of shares on sale in the UK.
Stock transfer forms and other instruments that transfer beneficial ownership of stock or marketable securities on sale.
Duties at 0.5% on the consideration given for the shares where this exceeds £1,000.
Instruments must be stamped within 30 days of the date of their execution (or, if executed outside the UK, within 30 days of the date they are first received in the UK).
By impressed stamps on the relevant documents etc. There are penalties and interest for late stamping, and a document not (or not adequately) stamped is not admissible as evidence in legal proceedings.