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12/01/15 12:48

Media Briefing - Monday 12 January 2015

Media Briefing by a Scottish Government Spokesperson - Monday 12 January 2015

The Scottish Government Spokesperson (SGS) welcomed journalists to the briefing and ran through the day's key events:

The First Minister is in Leven in Fife to launch the £30 million Help to Buy (Scotland) Small Developers Scheme. This will spread support more widely across the housebuilding industry by helping buyers who want a new property built by one of around 170 smaller developers. Under Help to Buy (Scotland), the Scottish Government takes an equity stake of between 10% and 20% of the value of the property which can be repaid at any time. 4,100 homes have been bought through Help to Buy (Scotland) in the last 15 months. The additional £30 million in 2015-16, on top of the original £100 million, will help a further 750 homebuyers.

Health Secretary Shona Robison is in Aberdeen for the NHS Grampian annual review, and will also visit an older people’s ward at Woodend.

The SGS then ran through key events for the rest of the week.