Clegg: Carney should have final say on Help to Buy

Nick Clegg has told ITV News Mark Carney should have the final say on whether the controversial Help to Buy scheme should be scaled back.

In comments that appear to contradict Chancellor George Osborne's defence of the programme, Mr Clegg said: "If Mark Carney - in view of his concerns about the housing market - thinks we should scale back on some of those schemes, that's exactly what we should do."

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Clegg heeds Carney's warning on housing boom

The Deputy Prime Minister told ITV News the government should listen to the Governor of the Bank of England's warning on the risks of booming house prices threatening the economic recovery.