Starter homes for first-time buyers
Ministers say it is a serious attempt to help get first-time buyers on to the housing ladder: 2017 will see the launch of new plans to create thousands of discounted starter homes across England.
Housing crisis: English towns and villages prepared for construction
A new wave of garden towns and villages across England has been given the official go-ahead. Three new towns will be built – near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, Taunton in Somerset and Harlow in Essex – along with the first 14 garden villages, which will offer 48,000 new homes to help meet the country’s housing crisis.
FactCheck: Has Labour’s attack on mortgage scheme hit home?
That’s not “the first six months”, it’s about three-and-a-half months. This is significant, because buying a house takes time.
Lord Young’s claims: have we really never had it so good?
Lord Young hands in his resignation for his comments that people in the UK “have never had it so good ever since this recession – this so-called recession – started”. So how well off are we?