FSA should not dash dreams

Nia Williams

January 5, 2011

Speaking ahead of Housing Minister Grant Shapps’s meeting with the FSA, Peter Bolton King, said: “If the current proposed restrictions are applied, more than 150,000 house purchases each year will not take place. Lower income families and young first time buyers will bear the brunt of this.

“The knock on effects will be to put more pressure on both the private and social rented sectors and to decrease the supply of new homes at a time when the UK is already suffering a housing shortage.

“Responsible lending must be made available to responsible people and I hope that Mr Shapps makes exactly this point to the FSA. I look forward to hearing the outcome of the meeting.”

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