Autumn Statement: The funds set to benefit

5 min Read Published: 08 Dec 2014

house buildingFollowing last week's Autumn Statement I was asked by The Times newspaper for a comment on the implications for investors of the autumn statement property market measures, and the government's recent announcement on housebuilding. In particular what funds can investors buy to benefit if at all?

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My response

The Government announcing £100 million to build thousands of new homes in the likes of Bicester is a great headline grabber but it could be 5 years before we even see a spade hit the ground. We still don’t know who will win the contracts to build these homes, so profiting from investing in them would be difficult.

But those looking to invest via funds will face the age old problem - property funds are just not comparable.

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