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Shared Ownership is a viable third way

Shared ownership

Rapidly increasing house prices, static wage growth and climbing rents are making it incredibly difficult for a young buyer to save for a deposit - especially as the average house price now stands at £218,000

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We should welcome a quieter budget for housing

Housing

As with every budget, the Chancellor’s speech last week was followed by a flurry of reaction and views about how it helped or hindered different sector.

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A view on CIH’s shared ownership 2.1 report

Shared ownership

We’re keen for shared ownership to be seen as a solution to the housing crisis and the industry is making strides to ensure shared ownership works for the broadest range of people that it’s designed for.

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A view on today's white paper

Housing Shared ownership

The white paper includes some very encouraging proposals and we’re pleased to see the government widen out the starter homes policy to include shared ownership, which should encourage more developers to build more homes for this crucial tenure.

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Our comment on the Autumn Statement

Housing

The new £1.4 billion fund to support affordable housing options is positive news and the flexibility should further incentivise housebuilders and housing associations to boost the number of units across different tenure types. It’s encouraging to see the Government recognising that affordable tenures need to play a key role in alleviating the UK’s housing crisis.

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