30 000 suggest Scottish Government Help to Buy scheme far better than in Non-Scottish parts of UK?


From Scottish Housing News yesterday:

‘Scottish Help to Buy figures ‘highlight potential for disparity’ with rest of UK. News of the success of the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme has been welcomed by Homes for Scotland (HFS) but the trade body has emphasised the importance of maintaining a level playing field across the border. New figures published yesterday revealed that more than 30,000 households have been helped to buy their home through Scottish Government support schemes since 2007. The details show that, over the last three years, more than 7,000 households have been able to purchase a new build home with just a 5% deposit. They also reveal that the number of First Time Buyers using the scheme has increased to over 80% and that the number of purchasers who had previously been living with parents or relatives had risen to 45%.’


Other positive news on housing in Scotland:

Scotland’s affordable housing supply continues to increase ahead of non-Scottish parts

‘Social housing: One of Scotland’s best kept secrets?’ Tell our Nomedia

92% of Scots happy with their housing!

SNP Government builds affordable/social housing at almost twice the rate of Tories in England

Scotland increasingly ‘streets ahead’ of England on affordable housing delivery

Scottish social housing more accessible and cheaper than in rest of UK

Good news on affordable housing from the Scotsman despite unnecessary quotation marks, a wee ‘despite’ and a ‘but’

Once more, an East Renfrewshire social rent housing project in Scottish Housing News forgets to credit the huge Scottish Government subsidy




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