Key worker scheme for one-stop shops

One-stop shops in England are to market a £690m Key Worker
Living Programme designed to keep social workers, teachers and
nurses in areas where house prices are high and recruitment is

The one-stop shops, located in London, the South East and the East,
will advise key workers on the options available to them under the
Key Worker Living scheme. The new programme will replace the
£250m Starter Homes Initiative, which the government claims
has helped more than 9,000 key workers onto the property ladder
since 2001. A further 1,200 are expected to complete purchases in

As well as providing help to buyers the new scheme will extend
assistance to key workers who are existing home owners wanting to
buy larger properties.

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