Help to Build: Government announces new scheme

Plans are afoot to support custom and self builders.

By Hugh Metcalf | 7 December 2020

In its Comprehensive Spending Review, the government allocates £2.2 billion to support homebuilders, including a a Help to Build scheme. These are the latest details.

The floorplans of a house with tape measure and pencil

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As part of its Comprehensive Spending Review, released in late November 2020, the government unveiled plans for its housing strategy. This includes an equity loan scheme.
The £2.2 billion fund will support house builders and this will incorporate the Help to Build scheme, along with funding for small and medium house builders and Modern Methods of Construction.
Details of how the scheme will work are scarce. But this type of scheme is something that the National and Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has been campaigning for for some time.