That would be the implication MW. DCLG know full well that RTB is dead. Prescott killed it with the £16K cap in 2005. RTB receipts are now non-existent. Unless the discounts are restored, RTB receipts will remain at near zero. The implication here for councils is just sell to the highest bidder whether they are the existing tenant or (most probably) a developer. Thatcher saw RTB as a way to create a property owning democracy and make tenants actually give a **** about their properties as they had a direct financial stake in them. This lot just seem to want to allow councils to sell the lot to the highest bidder and screw the consequences.