"Social housing is subsidised by the rest of the community"-BS
this is a mean spirited urban myth-in reality the HRA account has subsidised the Treasury and general LA coffers for decades.
why not go the whole hog and just close down the welfare state-after all why should people without children subsidise the education service? or healthy people subsidise NHS patients? why shouldn't people earning over a certain threshold pay every time they visit thier GP?
Great soundbite, simple solutions for simple minds-find an easy scapegoat to blame for the "experts" failures.
Hyper inflation in the housing market was wildly rejoiced and encouraged by politicians/media/ etc etc for 20 years (with manual wages pinned around RPI); Tax cuts for the rich with subsequent ban placed on all LA new build-suddenly- shock horror- we have no affordable housing left so lets just dump the whole problem on the tenants and wait for the next house price boom.