Recent blog posts

What are the alternatives to Help to Buy?

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, first launched by George Osborne in 2013, comes to an end this year. One of the defining housing policies of the Cameron and Osborne era, its legacy is likely to divide opinion.

What are the advantages of the new Lifetime ISA?

As part of his Budget a few weeks ago – which will now most definitely be remembered for things other than housing – the Chancellor George Osborne announced the launch of a new Lifetime ISA to help encourage young people to save for both their first home and their retirement.