Up to date figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) show that the number of first time buyers in Quarter 1 2017 increased in Scotland by 23%, Wales 13% and Northern Ireland 19%. England excluding London saw an increase in activity by 10.8% year on year.

Source: http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2017/05/24/ftb-activity-strong-across-uk-london-market-cools/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Daily%20HouseAdvert2&utm_campaignid=249&utm_cmdid=74918