Government eases way for public sector homes

Government has announced the allocation of starter home initiatives to help
2,000 public sector employees working in housing hotspots outside London to buy
their first homes.

the scheme, £20m of funding will provide £10,000 equity loans to key workers.
The equity loan scheme will help 1,000 nurses and healthcare workers, 700
teachers, 220 police and 80 other key workers, including fire fighters and
social workers.

minister Lord Falconer, said the starter home initiative will help to ensure
that dedicated and essential staff are not priced out of the communities they

By Ben Willmott

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