Sunday, 31 July 2016

Figures show 3,250 RTB sales in three months

More than 3,250 council homes were sold under the Right to Buy in the last quarter of 2015, with just 396 replacements started.

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  • Councils plot legal challenge over forced RTB sales

    30 September 2015

    Councils are drawing up plans for a potential legal bid to stop government forcing them to sell off expensive stock to fund the Right to Buy.

  • Call for CLT exemption from RTB

    17 September 2015

    A charity is calling for Community Land Trusts to be exempt from the government’s plan to extend Right to Buy, claiming it is already having a “dramatically chilling effect” on the growth of the movement.

  • Shelter warns of £2.5bn RTB deficit

    17 September 2015

    Sales of empty high-value council homes will not raise enough money to fund the Right to Buy extension and other housing policies, leaving the Treasury with a £2.5bn deficit, Shelter has claimed.

  • Scottish sales jump ahead of RTB axe

    8 September 2015

    Right to Buy sales in Scotland have jumped by 50% ahead of the scrapping of the policy next summer.

  • Figures show drop in numbers hit by benefit cap

    6 August 2015

    The number of people in Britain hit by the overall housing benefit cap has dropped by 17% since last year, according to official statistics.

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