Help to Buy is most popular in Bradford, Peterborough and Milton Keynes

It's the controversial mortgage scheme's first birthday. It's variously been called 'moronic' and 'bubble-tastic' (alright, that one was us). But it's also proven to be one of George Osborne's most popular policies.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2014

Help to Buy: it's safe to say pundits don't love it. In its  year of existence, everyone from Ed Balls to Vince Cable (who is supposed to be on Osborne's side) have derided it. But what happened to the property market after it was introduced?

Here's where it was most popular

... and here's what happened to the property market after it was introduced

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