Chancellor sets end date for Help to Buy and provides detail on plans for stamp duty rise for foreign investors.

The reduced prominence for housing may be because this time there was no big news that the government was eager to announce, such as the target to build 300,000 homes annually unveiled last time around.

However, that does not mean that the Budget was light on housing-related news. It was just that this year, chancellor Philip Hammond was not eager to announce everything from the dispatch box.