House prices rise by 8% to reach £252k average

House prices rose by 8.0% in the 12 months to March to reach £252,000 on average but are 0.5% lower than they were in February, Office for National Statistics figures show.

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Cameron would consider changes to Help to Buy scheme

David Cameron said he would consider changes to the government's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme if advised to do so by the Bank of England. The Prime Minister said: "It is absolutely right that we are alert to any dangers and problems."