11 Sep 2017

National offers first home-buyers extra leg-up

From Morning Report, 6:45 am on 11 September 2017

The National Party has announced it would double the grants it gives to first home buyers who meet the homestart criteria, if it is re-elected to power. Leader Bill English says a couple on the average wage in Auckland for five years could drain their KiwiSaver accounts to get a $60,000 deposit once the new grants were added in.