BORIS Johnson has today promised thousands of discounted homes for first-time buyers in a bumper multi-billion pound package to help Britain bounce back from coronavirus.
In a major speech in Dudley this morning the PM vowed to get the country back on track with a "New Deal" programme of building and investment - and fast tracking £5billion of spending.
The PM vowed a Roosevelt-style plan to pick up the country and get it going again after three months of shutdown.
And he announced what was billed as "the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War" by cutting red tape to revitalise our high streets.
He told voters in the Blue Wall seats the Government is on a “mission to unite and level up” the UK.
As he revealed his plan to help Britain get back on its feet, he said: "It is time not just for a new deal, but a fair deal for the British people.
"We are preparing now - slowly, cautiously - to come out of hibernation.
"If we are to deal with the coming economic aftershock, then this Covid crisis is also the moment to address the problems in our country that we have failed to tackle for decades."
Alongside his programme he revealed £12billion of funding for a homes plan that will support up to 180,000 new affordable homes for ownership and rent over the next 8 years.
Boris Johnson unveils bumper £5bn ‘new deal’ recovery plan with a third off thousands of homes for first-time buyers
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