Right to Buy

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Government rejects committee recommendation over Right to Buy funding

05/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

The government has chosen to ignore a select committee’s recommendation that the Right to Buy for housing association tenants should be funded nationally rather than by a levy on councils.


Barwell: West Midlands 'strong contender' for Right to Buy pilot

20/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Gavin Barwell has said the West Midlands is a “strong contender” for the regional pilot scheme of the Right to Buy extensison.

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Right to Buy sales pass 50,000 since discounts raised

16/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Councils sold more than 3,000 homes through the Right to Buy in the final quarter of 2016, taking the total sold under large discounts to over 50,000.

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Government will not legislate for Right to Buy extension

07/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government will not legislate to force councils to extend the Right to Buy to affordable homes built through their housing companies.

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Barwell under pressure over £800m Right to Buy receipts kept by Treasury

02/03/2017 | By Pete Apps , Sophie Barnes

Gavin Barwell is facing pressure to allow councils to retain the full receipt from Right to Buy sales, as it emerged £800m has been siphoned off by the Treasury.

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