Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled new plans to assist the Help to Buy scheme as the property market booms -but will his plan work?
Falling tax receipts and rising benefit payments have pushed the Government's borrowing up to record levels.
The Chancellor and the Governor of the Bank of England are to press the button on a plan that was to be used at times of economic 'stress'
Statistics just out - after a shocker in July, government is borrowing the same as August 2011, but the deficit itself is £400 million higher.
Public sector net borrowing was unchanged in August at £14.4 billion, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended George Osborne's record in office after a poll suggested nearly half of Britain's voters believe the Chancellor should be ousted.
Mr Hunt told the Sky News Murnaghan programme that Mr Osborne "has been one of the bravest chancellors in history", putting through a package of spending cuts.
Research commissioned by the Sunday Mirror and the Independent on Sunday found 44% of adults wanted Mr Osborne to be replaced, while just 20% believed he should remain in the job.