Briefing: Swift Read: Help to Buy – The National Audit Office view

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 10, 2019
Neil Merrick LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • effect on home ownership
  • impact on housing supply
  • who benefits
Housing and Planning
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Help to buy

A review of help to buy published by the NAO notes that, by 2023, the government will have invested up to £29 billion in the scheme, making it the most expensive government housing initiative. It will have potentially supported about 462,000 property purchases. But does it represent value for money?

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