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    1. April 21, 2016

      UK housing minister answers 10 tough questions on the property market

      Brandon Lewis, the minister for housing and planning, joined FT.com for a live online Q&A on Wednesday. Readers...

    2. March 3, 2016

      First-time buyers: Make the most of Help to Buy Isas

      In the age of austerity, a government offer of “free money” to Isa savers seems not only implausible but somewhat...

    1. February 12, 2016

      First-time buyers in London spend £70k on rent

      The average first-time buyer in London will have spent nearly £70,000 on rent before they can afford to buy a home,...

    2. February 11, 2016

      Help to Buy? More like Help to Cry for London’s first-time buyers

      Help to Buy. More meaning is packed into these three little words than a group of hard-up millennials sharing a studio...

    3. February 1, 2016

      London housebuyers can borrow 40% from the government

      London homebuyers can borrow 40 per cent of the cost of a newly built home from the government under a fresh subsidy...

    4. January 13, 2016

      Cameron and Corbyn in council estates row

      People who have bought homes on council estates across England through the Right To Buy scheme are set to see them...

    5. January 13, 2016

      Barratt Developments forward sales reach £2bn

      Barratt Developments has reported a 20 per cent rise in forward sales as UK housebuilders continue to benefit from...

    6. January 3, 2016

      Economists’ forecasts: Policies will not stop house price rises

      Government initiatives to support home ownership and build new houses will fail to have any real impact in 2016, with...

    7. December 20, 2015

      Week Ahead: Corporate review UK

      Chancellor’s cheer lifted builders Chancellor George Osborne told Britain in his Autumn Statement: “We are the...

    8. December 11, 2015

      Bellway increases dividend on higher home sales

      The FTSE 250 housebuilder Bellway on Friday said its full-year dividend would be 48 per cent higher than last year on...

    9. December 11, 2015

      First time buyers in London still priced out despite Help to Buy

      Home ownership in London will remain beyond the financial reach of many first-time buyers even after the government...

    10. December 7, 2015

      Rules on shared ownership property rules to be relaxed

      Aspiring homeowners will be able to climb onto the property ladder with as little as a £1,400 deposit under government...

    11. November 16, 2015

      Taylor Wimpey sales surge with Help to Buy support

      Taylor Wimpey has reported a steep rise in house sales for the year to date and shrugged off concerns that UK...

    12. October 13, 2015

      Help needed to learn how to buy property

      Anyone who worries that the oral tradition, or indeed conversation itself, is dying out, has clearly never mentioned...

    13. September 20, 2015

      Help to Buy has pushed up house prices, says study

      The government’s flagship home ownership scheme Help to Buy has pushed up the price of an average house by £8,250,...

    14. September 9, 2015

      Record numbers use Help to Buy scheme in June

      A record number of people used the Help to Buy loans scheme to purchase homes in June, according to official data. More...

    15. August 10, 2015

      Ministers back £26m fund to buy sites for starter homes

      Ministers are investing £26m in a new fund to acquire brownfield sites which will be set aside for the development of...

    16. July 28, 2015

      Planning approvals and house prices top pre-credit crunch highs

      The number of new homes approved by councils around England has hit the highest level since the financial crisis, as...

    17. July 25, 2015

      UK lenders sign up for first-time buyer Isa

      Six of the UK’s largest lenders have signed up for the government’s latest scheme to subsidise home ownership,...

    18. June 1, 2015

      UK housing: The £24bn property puzzle

      The former bed and breakfast hotel close to Blackpool’s seafront has, like the northern English town itself, seen...

    19. May 13, 2015

      Greg Clark faces challenge to fulfil promises on home ownership

      New communities minister Greg Clark faces the difficult task of fulfilling his party’s election promise to get more...

    20. May 8, 2015

      A problem shared is a property acquired

      It was a result that surprised the politicians almost as much as the pollsters and pundits. The Conservatives’...

    21. May 5, 2015

      UK house prices stop more than 1m buying homes, says research

      Rising house prices have prevented more than 1.2m people owning their own homes since the coalition came to power in...

    22. April 4, 2015

      Labour to funnel Help to Buy ISA savings into £5bn housing fund

      Ed Miliband has announced that a Labour government would earmark money from the new Help to Buy ISAs for a fund that...

    23. March 19, 2015

      Backlash over George Osborne’s first-time buyer subsidies

      George Osborne’s latest home ownership subsidy has been attacked by economists and housing experts, who have called for...

    24. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: First-time buyers get 25% Isa subsidy for deposits

      First-time buyers will receive up to £3,000 to help them get on to the housing ladder through a new Help to Buy...

    25. January 12, 2015

      Britain needs to set its housing market in order

      The past five years has not provided an environment auspicious for making a fortune. The financial crisis pitched...

    26. January 6, 2015

      Number of first-time UK homebuyers hits 7-year high, says Halifax

      The number of first-time buyers increased by more than a fifth in 2014, reaching the highest level in seven years,...

    27. December 21, 2014

      House prices falling in a third of UK, study shows

      House prices are falling in almost a third of the UK’s local housing markets, according to research findings that...

    28. December 15, 2014

      Countryside to double building rate to combat homes shortage

      Countryside has set out an ambitious expansion plan to double in five years the number of homes it builds as it aims to...

    29. September 27, 2014

      PM promises young home buyers discount

      David Cameron has set out plans to build tens of thousands of new homes for sale to young first-time buyers at...

    30. September 24, 2014

      Nationwide resumes Help to Buy for movers

      Nationwide has resumed offering equity loans to home movers through the government’s Help to Buy scheme after pulling...

    31. September 2, 2014

      Redrow reports record profits on back of Help to Buy

      Redrow has marked its 40th anniversary by reporting record sales and earnings on the back of pent-up demand released by...

    32. September 2, 2014

      UK Help to Buy construction almost doubles

      Homes built via financial support for mortgage lending through the Help to Buy guarantee scheme almost doubled during...

    33. August 30, 2014

      Mortgage rules ‘deter first-time buyers’

      Tougher regulations on mortgage lending have sharply cut the number of people who can afford to buy their first home,...

    34. August 14, 2014

      UK home improvement market waits on deeper recovery

      The revival of the UK housebuilding sector has boosted almost every point in the property cycle, from brickmakers...

    35. August 4, 2014

      Lloyds cuts lending to Help to Buy borrowers by 70%

      Lloyds Banking Group has cut the amount borrowers can apply for under Help to Buy by 70 per cent, in the latest move...

    36. August 4, 2014

      UK building industry hit by ‘lost decade’

      The UK building industry feels it is enduring a “lost decade”, with business activity not expected to return to...

    37. July 31, 2014

      UK Help to Buy scheme used by almost 40,000 people

      Nearly 40,000 people have bought a home through the “Help to Buy” programme, ministers announced on Thursday, as they...

    38. July 28, 2014

      Labour plan to boost small housebuilders

      Labour has outlined plans to revive Britain’s small housebuilders by underwriting bank loans in the same way that the...

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