The SNP’s Housing spokesperson, Chris Stephens MP said:

This latest bombshell will rightly concern millions of homeowners right across Scotland, many of whom are already struggling to pay their ever-increasing bills.

The measly support currently offered by the UK government does not go anywhere near far enough and will be of little comfort to the millions of people facing soaring mortgages.

After thirteen years of Tory austerity and an unwillingness to accept the failures of Brexit, it is no surprise that the UK is on the brink of a recession. People in Scotland are sick of the mismanagement of the economy by Westminster, with many forced to foot the bill for the UK government’s incompetence.

Neither the Tories nor the pro-Brexit Labour Party are offering voters a real alternative that can get our economy back on track.

At the next election, only the SNP are offering voters a real alternative through independence – which would secure Scotland’s return to the European Union, escape Westminster control, and have the full economic powers to implement real economic change.