(2) how many households received an offer to purchase their home from a registered social landlord in (a) July and (b) August 2009;
(3) how many households applied for the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in (a) July and (b) August 2009;
(4) from how many households having difficulties paying their mortgage local authorities received approaches in (a) July and (b) August 2009; and what proportion of such approaches were made by households (i) at risk of repossession and (ii) in a priority need category.
We have acted rapidly to put in place a range of help and support for households struggling with their mortgage at every stage, and launched a campaign to ensure households have clear information about the help available.
Mortgage rescue scheme summary monitoring statistics are published on a quarterly basis on the Department's website. Figures can be assessed using the following link:
We will be publishing headline data for the July to September quarter 2009 on 12 November 2009, as pre-announced on the UK Statistics Authority Publication Hub and the Department’s statistical release schedule.