PM: Help to Buy offering 'more jobs, more security'

Prime Minister David Cameron has tweeted welcoming today's Help to Buy figures while on a visit to a construction site in Ilkeston in Derbyshire, where Taylor Wimpey is building 280 new homes.

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With @jessicaleemp to see how Help to Buy has helped nearly 28,000 people buy their own home. 85% are 1st time buyers http://t.co/qJoMi0ZKrh

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Help to Buy is helping people get on the housing ladder: 27,000 have bought a new home; 85% first time buyers; 94% outside London.

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Help to Buy is also getting new homes built: 74% of the deals are for new build homes. More jobs, more security and a brighter future.

Read: 7,313 Help to Buy mortgages completed in six months

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7,313 Help to Buy mortgages completed in six months

There were 7,313 mortgages completed with the aid of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee in its first six months, according to data from the Treasury.