I have been pressing the case of first time homebuyers, who find our local house prices dear. The Conservatives promised a discount on homes for first time buyers under a new scheme which will cut the costs for developers as long as they pass on the advantage to the buyers.
Now the budget adds help with saving for a deposit. For every £200 of deposit saved the government will top it up with £50, up to a total of £3000 on £12000 saved. That should take some of the waiting out of wanting and help people to save more quickly for the deposit.