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Why the government’s Help to Buy scheme won’t reach the right people

de Santos, Robbie and Lloyd, Toby (2013) Why the government’s Help to Buy scheme won’t reach the right people. British Politics and Policy at LSE (27 Jun 2013). Website.

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Abstract

The government’s Help to Buy scheme intends to boost homeownership by reducing the down payment required. Analysis by Robbie de Santos and Toby Lloyd of Shelter, also detailed in a report launched today, shows that overall affordability is a bigger problem than the big deposits required by mortgage lenders. Easy finance into a supply constrained market can only boost up house prices, pushing them further out of reach for the millions of lower and middle income households already frozen out of the housing market.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 15:27
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75727

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