Help to Buy and the future of demand

By John Keyes | 15 August 2019

Throughout its lifetime the Help to Buy Scheme has received a mixed bag of praise and criticism.  

Despite attracting some controversy, there is no doubt Help to Buy has been a success both in terms of helping people get on the housing ladder and boosting new home construction rates. For instance, in the final quarter of 2018, 63% of all new home buyers in England used the Help to Buy equity loan scheme.

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