Thursday July 9, 2020

First-time buyers grant could be cut in wake of a crash-out Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had promised the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in a private meeting that there would be a strong signal sent about the grant in the summer economic statement

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
30th June, 2019
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The controversial first-time buyers’ grant is under threat in the budget due to the recovery in the housing market and the threat of a crash-out Brexit.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had promised the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in a private meeting that there would be a strong signal sent about the grant in the summer economic statement.

But there was no reference to the ‘Help to Buy’ grant when the summer economic statement was published...

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