Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Barbara welcomes extra support for people worried about paying the mortgage

DuplexBarbara has welcomed Government plans to support those people struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments and who are worried about keeping their home.

The Government has announced that, for those families on Income Support, it has expanded the “Income for Mortgage Interest” scheme which gives help with mortgage payments if they lose their jobs.

This help is now available to people 13 weeks after they lose their jobs, where previously they had to wait 39 weeks. The amount of help has also doubled – now covering interest payments of mortgages up to £200,000, more than the average cost of a house.

Barbara said:

“The Government’s decision to bring forward and increase mortgage support for people who have lost their jobs will help give people in Worsley constituency peace of mind during the current economic downturn.

“I am pleased that these changes have been introduced as quickly as possible so that those in need can now receive financial help 26 weeks earlier. This measure is just the latest in a wide range of help that the Government is providing now for people worried about paying their mortgage.”

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