London Report: Help To Buy under the microscope as new data released

HELP To Buy will be under the microscope again this week when the Treasury publishes data showing the impact of the second part of the controversial scheme to aid borrowers.

Following fast-growing criticism that the mortgage guarantee element is fuelling a housing bubble, analysts will be keen to dissect the government’s figures on Thursday.

More light will be shone on the heated housing market today, when the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) releases mortgage approvals data.

Results are due today from Anglo-Eastern Plantations, Aveva, IG Group and Renold, while tomorrow Brewin Dolphin, Caledonia Investments, De La Rue, Iomart Group, McKay Securities, Scapa Group, Seadrill Partners, Telford Homes and Torotrak will give figures.

On Thursday Future, Helical Bar, Kingfisher, Medicx Fund, PayPoint, Severn Trent and Tate & Lyle will update the market. New Severn Trent boss Liv Garfield will present her first full-year figures. On Friday Caffyns and F&C Private Equity Trust report.