Clare hails help for home buyers
The SNP candidate for Rutherglen highlighted her party’s success in helping first- time buyers as she ramps up her efforts to become an MSP.
Clare H aughey welcomed news that 8,000 households have been supported to buy their own home through government schemes.
Since 2013 the SNP government has invested half a billion pounds to help people purchase a newbuild home through the original Help to Buy scheme and the successor Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable Home Ownership.
Over the six- year period this investment is expected to help up to 15,000 households across Scotland and support jobs in the construction sector.
Ms Haughey said: “The new scheme targets resources specifically at affordable homes and this approach will help to not only tackle inequalities but will widen access to home ownership.
“The SNP government are also supporting people on low to moderate incomes with £80 million allocated to the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme, which will help up to 2000 first-time buyers.”
A second SNP policy welcomed by Ms Haughey was the move to double the fine dished out for dog fouling.
Penalties for dog owners who do not pick up after their pets will rise to £ 80 from Friday, April 1.
Clare said she welcomed measures to tackle the problem, raised as a concern by residents in Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Halfway.
Home comforts SNP candidate Clare Haughey