Help to Buy impact on South 'small'

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The Government's controversial Help to Buy scheme is having only a limited direct impact on parts of the country where house price rises are at their most heated, official figures suggest.

Some 7,313 households have been helped by the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme in the first six months since its launch with a total value of £1 billion, representing just 1.3% of all mortgage completions in the UK over the same period.