A Budget wishlist for the housing market

Christina Hoghton
george osborne
george osborne

There are no great expectations from the property industry that George Osborne is going to put housing at the top of his priority list in the Budget next Wednesday.

In fact it is likely that the launch of this week's major initiatives – the 'rebooted' Right to Buy and the NewBuy schemes, were timed to pre-empt a Budget that may be lacking in hand-outs to the mortgage and property markets.