Property expert Kate Faulkner has told Daybreak that the move to toughen up on mortgage lending is a sensible one.
She said: "They don't want to compound the problem by giving more people interest-only mortgages with no facility to pay it off."
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PM spokesman's comments come following reports that the EU is secretly drawing up plans for greater military cooperation across the EU.
The Labour politicians put their alleged differences aside to jointly highlight how remaining in the EU could help fight climate change.
Late sunshine here and there this evening - but more cloud for southern Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland again.