families helped to buy homes with new government scheme
figures out this week show the government's Help to Buy scheme
is enabling scores of families in the Burnham-On-Sea area to achieve
their dream of buying their own home.
families have so far been able to access an affordable mortgage
and get on the housing ladder in the Wells constituency, which
includes Burnham and Highbridge.
Heappey, prospective Conservative MP for the Wells constituency,
welcomed the news that the government's Help to Buy scheme is
making a difference.
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Houses are expensive in our
part of Somerset, meaning that many young families are forced
to leave the area rather than making their lives here."
why the Conservatives, as part of our long-term economic plan,
launched Help to Buy. So far, 108 families in our part of Somerset
have been able to achieve their dream of home ownership and enjoy
the security and peace of mind that comes with that."
plan to secure a better future for our community focusses on the
importance of bringing more jobs and investment to the area, supporting
our rural economy and making sure that houses in our area are
affordable so that young families can stay here. Help to Buy is
an important part of that plan."
Across the UK, Help to Buy has helped over 73,000 families buy
their own home with over 80 per cent of sales going to
first-time buyers. This comes in the same week as the Halifax
revealed that over 325,000 first-time buyers brought their own
home in 2014, up 22 per cent on 2013 and the highest number since
The local figure does not include those who have been assisted
under the government's New Buy Scheme.