The public speaks: Help us get on the property ladder

By staff

The chancellor needs to help young people get on the property ladder, members of the public have told

In a video feature asking people on the streets on London what they would like to see in the Budget tomorrow, most interviewees mentioned help with housing as high on their list of priorities.

The comments come as rumours swirl around help for the housing market in tomorrow’s Budget.

Alistair Darling is expected to reverse the 30-year-old trend away from council housing with renewed investment in social housing.

Government plans to help those facing repossession also come online today, with a Homeowners Mortgage Support (HMS) designed to help those suffering a temporary loss of income.