Right To Buy

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Isle of Anglesey County Council has approved plans to suspend the Right to Buy scheme for five years in order to protect affordable rented housing. The council, one of 11 Welsh authorities that still retain housing stock, has also given the green light to proposals to build at least 500 new homes ov

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The UK government’s pledge that a new home would be built to replace every one sold under its Right to Buy policy has fallen dramatically short, new figures have revealed. Statistics released by the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 2,779 homes were sold by councils through

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Perth & Kinross Council is currently seeking people interested in selling their ex-local authority housing to purchase through its ‘Buy-Back’ scheme. The purchase of ex-local authority properties was approved by the council’s housing & health committee in February 2013. The ‘Buy-Back

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The UK government unveiled more details of its Housing Bill during the Queen’s Speech yesterday but the plans have been greeted with a mixed reaction. The bill aims to make home ownership an attainable aspiration and contains further measures to deliver an extra 200,000 new homes through the new S

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The Scottish Conservatives have pledged that they would re-introduce the Right to Buy in the unlikely event they win power in Scotland. The pledge, which appears in the party's manifesto for the Westminster election in May, comes as representatives from Labour, the SNP, the Scottish Greens and the S

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (pictured) has launched a fierce defence of Right to Buy as prime minister David Cameron announced plans to "radically expand" the scheme in England. We reported yesterday that the Conservative manifesto includes a commitment to expand Right to Buy to more

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When Wendy Alexander was the Scottish Communities Minister, she proposed to give housing association tenants the Right to Buy. I was at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations at the time. Along with many colleagues and my boss David Orr, now at the National Housing Federation, we fought it

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