A HOUSEBUILDER is supporting professionals who play an important role in communities by launching a new incentive designed to boost their efforts to buy a new home.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which has developments across York, including David Wilson Homes’ The Chocolate Works, is offering a discount of up to 3 per cent off the price of a new home for anyone who works at a nursery, school, college or university.

The Education Workers Scheme, which is being piloted in Yorkshire, works by granting buyers a £750 discount for every £25,000 they spend on their new home up to £15,000. The discount is designed to ultimately help first time buyers get onto the property ladder as well as those who already own a property to secure a brand new home for a reduced price.

Paul Hogan, sales director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “The teachers, tutors, lecturers and support staff who work in York have done a tremendous job in challenging circumstances over the last 18 months, so we wanted to thank them in the form of some extra support for those who might be looking to buy a new home.

"We have a range of properties available for first time buyers and growing families alike, and our sales advisors are on hand to arrange appointments and viewings around busy schedules for anyone eager to find out more.”

To mark the launch of the pilot scheme, the housebuilder is also offering £200 school fund contributions for every sale of employees of that school purchasing a home with Barratt Developments in York.

Click here for more information on the Education Workers Scheme.