Help to Buy

Families forced into homelessness by ‘unaffordable’ housing

20/11/2019

A charity has warned families are being pushed into homelessness as figures reveal nine in 10 homes are unaffordable to families relying on housing benefit.

Developers ‘sceptical’ Government can meet 300,000 annual housing target

09/07/2018

The majority of developers believe that the Government is likely to miss its annual housebuilding target of 300,000 new homes a year.

Developers ‘sceptical’ of Whitehall’s building target and stamp duty rises

10/04/2017

Just one in five property developers believe the Government’s aim of building one million homes by 2020 is realistic, survey reveals.

Help to Buy creates surge in new homes says report

16/02/2016

More than 40% of new homes built under the Help to Buy equity loan scheme would not have been built without the introduction of the scheme, new research has claimed.

Are Starter Homes a non-starter?

02/02/2016

Mike Brogan warns that the government's Starter Homes policy could exacerbate the housing crisis.

London Help to Buy scheme opened

01/02/2016

A new Government plan aimed at helping Londoners into home ownership was launched today.

Lewis hails success of Help to Buy

18/06/2015

The government's Help to Buy schemes have created 131 new homeowners every day since they started in 2013, according to housing minister Brandon Lewis.

Help to Buy fails to provide value for money, warn MPs

18/06/2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) stands accused of committing £10bn of taxpayers money to fund the Help to Buy programme - without first assessing whether the massive outlay represented value for money.

Over 17,000 people purchase home through Help to Buy

24/03/2014

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has helped more than 17,000 people purchase a new home, according to official figures.

Watchdog warns Help to Buy may not provide value for money

06/03/2014

The Government has failed to determine if its £3.7bn Help to Buy scheme will deliver value for money for the taxpayer, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).

Help to Buy extended to cover ‘Islamic Mortgages’

11/02/2014

The Government’s Help to Buy has been extended to cover ‘Islamic Mortgages’ to enable Muslim house buyers to apply for the scheme.

Almost 750 homes bought through Help to Buy, Cameron says

02/01/2014

Almost 750 homes have been purchased through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme since October, the prime minister has announced.

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It’s now or never for modern democracy

The electoral landscape is now ‘more crowded than ever’, while council resources have been ground down, says Laura Lock – and she warns that professionals do not have limitless capacity.
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