“The campaign group criticised Rishi Sunak for offering restaurant vouchers to encourage people to dine out, while many renters are struggling to afford to cover the basic costs of food and accommodation.” https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/news/more-help-needed-for-tenants-generation-rent/
"The big surprise from this test, however, was the lenders that fell short on affordability. In our tests it was major landers including Barclays, Halifax, Santander (not five-year fixed rate) and TSB that fell short." https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/blogs/mr-affordability-says-how-does-help-to-buy-impact-affordability.html
This is the sixth consecutive annual increase in the total housing supply with Housing Minister Kevin Stewart adding: “We want to ensure everyone has a warm affordable home and these figures show we are on target to reach delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021.” However, Kevin Stewart fears that Brexit could impact future growth. See below. https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/scottish-government-welcomes-15-increase-of-new-housing-supply
Housing minister Esther McVey said: “The new rules now in force will allow residents to know how developers are contributing to the local community when they build new homes - whether that’s contributing to building a brand-new school, roads or a doctor’s surgery that the area needs." http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/sep-2019/new-rules-force-councils-let-public-know-wider-benefits-new-housing?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=weekly-email
Question to the public. Is adding more house to the market a good thing??? https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/housing-supply-up-2-says-government/
I have never been a fan of Help to Buy but the article below explain, eloquently, more reasons why it is not a good idea. https://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/09/18/help-buy-skewed-housing-market-needs-targeted-cochrane/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ms-house-advert-1809-1537265992
I have just read that the chancellor is eliminating stamp duty for FTB's up to £300,000.00 Read the article. http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2017/11/22/budget-2017-hammond-slashes-stamp-duty-for-first-time-buyers/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Daily%20SP29%20TML&utm_campaignid=893&utm_cmdid=52561 BUT, what about Scotland?? Will the SNP do the same????