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Darling announces homeowner help

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The Chancellor, Alistair Darling, has said he wants to reduce the number of repossessions in the UK.

In his Budget speech to Parliament he also announced a scheme to guarantee mortgage backed securities to boost lending and said the stamp duty holiday for homes over £175,000 would be extended.

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