Fleming Says ‘Help To Buy’ Scheme Designed To Increase House Prices

Written 3 years ago by Newsroom


Fianna Fail’s Sean Fleming says the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme introduced in the budget is designed to increase house prices.

The Laois deputy is critical of the plan, which includes a tax rebate of up to €20,000 for people buying a new home.

There’s been criticism of the scheme from opposition parties, and some economists, who believe the incentive will drive up prices, rather than ease pressure on people buying a home.

Deputy Fleming says his party are supporting the budget in spite of this scheme.