Forces Help to Buy Scheme quarterly statistics: background quality report


This report presents statistics on the number of applications and payments made under the Forces Help to Buy (FHTB) Scheme since its launch in April 2014.


The Forces Help to Buy (FHTB) statistics are published on a quarterly basis. The report includes information on the total number of Armed Forces personnel who have made first stage applications (those who pass initial eligibility checks) and second stage applications (those who pass detailed eligibility checks) to the FHTB scheme as well as those who have received FHTB payments each month since it was launched in April 2014. It also provides a breakdown of recipients by Service and the percentage of payments made to Officers and Other Ranks. It summarises the total monetary value of payments made and an average amount per person. Statistics on the proportions of purchased or extended properties by UK region, and on the age of personnel using the scheme are included on a biannual basis. A purchased property corresponds to a single payment received under the FHTB scheme.

Full Reference

Ministry of Defence, 2020. Background quality report: Forces Help to Buy Scheme quarterly statistics (July 2020). Available at: <>.