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Budget 2013: Row over mortgage pledge

The pledge on mortgage help was arguably the most eye-catching measure in Budget 2013 and there is apparent confusion over who exactly will benefit.

A row has erupted over whether the initiative aimed at helping people get on the housing ladder could be used to fund the purchase of second homes.

But the chancellor insists that tens of thousands of people will now have a chance to get on the property ladder or buy a home that suits their needs.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 21 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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