Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne Makes A Post Budget Visit In London


Chancellor George Osborne speaks to construction workers during a... News PhotoBudget,Chancellor,Civilian,Construction Industry,Construction Site,Development,East,Employment And Labor,England,Finance,Full Length,George Osborne,Government,Horizontal,London - England,Occupation,Politics,Talking,UK,Visit,WoolwichPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 21: Chancellor George Osborne (C) speaks to construction workers during a visit to the Berkeley Homes Royal Arsenal Riverside development in Woolwich, on March 21, 2013 in south east London, England. The Chancellor of the Exchequer visited construction workers and home-buyers at the housing development site the day after he announced in his Budget speech the government's measures for assisting first-time buyers and existing home-owners in moving up the property ladder, with a GBP £3.5 billion investment in government loans to financially stretched home-buyers and GBP £12 billion towards a scheme to increase availability of mortgages to first-time buyers unable to afford a large deposit. Homebuyers will be able to borrow up to 20% per cent of the value of most new-build properties interest-free for five years. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)