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    1. May 28, 2015

      Tories wrong to buy votes with housing

      In contemporary politics, buying votes retail is, quite properly, illegal. But buying votes wholesale is not. Offering...

    2. 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 people...

    1. 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’ resounding...

    2. 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 2010,...

    3. 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 would...

    4. 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 a...

    5. 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 individual...

    6. 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 Britain...

    7. 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, according...

    8. 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 suggest...

    9. 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 join...

    10. 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 discounted...

    11. 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 out of...

    12. 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 the...

    13. 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 the...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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 supplying...

    16. 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 among...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 sought...

    19. 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...

    20. July 19, 2014

      Most first-time home buyers since 2007

      The number of first-time homebuyers in the UK has reached its highest level since 2007 in spite of rising house prices....

    21. Money Supply

      June 26, 2014

      Live blog: Bank of England financial stability report

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 11:56 on 26 Jun 2014.Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville reminder: Requests to bring drones to the afterparty will be considered on an individual basis. (Details...

    23. June 17, 2014

      George Osborne ‘broke Treasury rules’ by introducing Help To Buy

      George Osborne broke his own department’s rules when introducing his flagship Help To Buy home ownership subsidy scheme, a...

    24. June 13, 2014

      Why the FPC should do nothing next week

      In May it was Mark Carney. Last week it was the EU. This week it’s the IMF. For all I know, next week Pope Francis could...

    25. June 12, 2014

      Chancellor defends Help to Buy

      The Help to Buy mortgage scheme has emerged unscathed after George Osborne resisted what he termed “ideological” critics who...

    26. Westminster Blog

      June 12, 2014

      Is this the moment Osborne admits there is a London housing bubble?

      Tonight is the annual speech by George Osborne to a City audience at Mansion House. We revealed this morning that the...

    27. June 9, 2014

      North of England sees big rise in plans for new homes

      Eight of the 10 areas in England with the largest increase in planning applications for residential property were in the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, ALPHAVILLE Buy some things in May and go where you will — no vol and the first May since 2009 that...

    29. June 3, 2014

      Brussels urges UK to take action on rising property prices

      Britain has been urged by the European Commission to tackle the rapid rise in property prices with measures such as reining...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 30, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville, July 2: We guarantee it won’t rain*. Details here. Markets: Asia-Pacific equities are poised to finish the...

    31. May 29, 2014

      Help to Buy 2 not fuelling southeast boom, data suggest

      The second stage of the government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme is boosting sales in some of the slowest-growing...

    32. May 25, 2014

      Help to Buy hurts no one and lifts the fortunes of a needy few

      Bashing the Help to Buy scheme has become the new blood sport. But the misunderstandings are legion. The first phase of Help...

    33. May 23, 2014

      Golden hellos look like a tax on shareholders

      Andy Halford must have felt relieved on Tuesday as the market pasted Vodafone for results that unkind souls quickly labelled...

    34. May 21, 2014

      Cooling London’s housing market

      When house prices rise because people gorge themselves on debt, the ensuing recession tends to be particularly deep and...

    35. May 20, 2014

      Lloyds scales back high-risk home loans

      The UK’s biggest mortgage lender has clamped down on high-risk loans in London amid mounting fears that households in the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2014

      The governor's eyebrows: still functioning

      In his most forthright warning yet over the property market, Carney said policy makers “could do more” to tackle excesses if...

    37. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Peace. Love. Higher Returns – Camp Alphaville, July 2. More information here. NHS...

    38. May 20, 2014

      David Cameron agrees house prices are biggest risk to UK recovery

      Prime Minister David Cameron has said the government will consider scaling back its Help to Buy mortgage support scheme if...

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