FOI reference: FOI/17/02297
Date received: 9 October 2017
Date responded: 3 November 2017
1. Please confirm the total number of homes sold through help to buy, broken down by year,since the scheme was launched.
2. Please provide a breakdown showing how many people benefited from the scheme in each of the following salary bands:
- Under £20,000
- £100,000+ (if any recipients are in this band please specify the highest salary)
3. Please provide the total monetary value of the government loan, broken down by year, since the scheme was launched.
The total number of properties purchased with assistance from the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme and the total value of Scottish Government equity stake by financial year can be found at https://beta.gov.scot/publications/help-to-buy-scotland-monitoring-information-report-2013-2016/ for 2013-14 to 2015-16 and at https://beta.gov.scot/publications/help-to-buy-scotland-monitoring-information-report/ for 2016-17. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.
The Scottish Government does not hold details of the salaries of people supported through Help to Buy (Scotland) (HTB). We collect information by gross income band of households, which could include the salaries of more than one person, supported through sales log forms used to monitor the characteristics of buyers supported through Help to Buy (Scotland), for which the top banding category used in the sales log form is "Over £100,000". 41% of the sales log forms were returned in the period September 2013 to March 2016. The Scottish Government has yet to receive the data from sales log forms for 2016/17. The table below shows the numbers supported by household income band and financial year of the scheme based on the purchase log form returns.
|Household Income||Financial Year|
|£20,000 and under||22||39||34||95|
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
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