Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Monday, April 19, 2021
New mortgage scheme launched for first-time buyers
For too many people, no matter how hard they work, home ownership can seem out of reach – one of the biggest divides in our country has been between those can afford their own home, and those who cannot.
That is why the government is launching a new 95 per cent mortgage scheme - allowing first time buyers or current homeowners to purchase a home with only a 5 per cent deposit on a house worth up to £600,000 – providing an affordable route to home ownership.
Alongside other schemes to get people on the housing ladder - including Help to Buy, Shared Ownership and the First Homes Scheme - we are helping turn ‘Generation Rent’ into ‘Generation Buy' as we level up and build back better.