Jake Berry MP and housing expert has told ITV Daybreak that "a stamp duty holiday [for first time buyers] doesn't work."
He added: "£3.5 billion equity stake imputed from the government to help you buy your own first home with a small deposit, at a reasonable interest rate, I think is a much better help."
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