No 10 rejects housing minister's call for people to skip generation in their wills


Downing Street distances itself from Gavin Barwell’s comments made at conference, which it describes as ‘personal’ views

Downing Street has rejected the housing minister’s suggestion that parents should leave their property and savings to their grandchildren rather than their children to help them get on the housing ladder.

Gavin Barwell made the call for pensioners to skip a generation when writing their wills as he revealed that his 75-year-old mother had chosen to leave her £700,000 house in Croydon to her five grandchildren rather than himself and his brother.

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