Politics & Society

Help to Buy isn’t helping the people who most need it

“Shortly before the Conservative Party conference in 2013, the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, “talk of a housing bubble to people here in Manchester or Salford, and they would literally laugh in your face”. Just a 40 minute drive away in St Helens, house prices increased by 9.1% between 2012-2014. It is no coincidence that St Helens is one of the top twenty local authority areas where ‘Help-to-Buy’ has been used, according to research by the housing charity Shelter.” (Read More)