@Deac - i wasn't suggesting that it was logical but that they would probably look at the benefits of the RTB if faced with higher rent paymentsAND that's what got me thinking about the income caps or absence of them in the case of the RTB!
What MUST happen is that income caps are looked at if pay to stay is to be consulted on!!
If you earn £60k and have a sufficient deposit to demonstrate that you are committed to buying then that income will enable purchase at @£250k which even in south bucks will buy a two bed property which is where most FTB start. THese housing schemes are not meant to help buyers leapfrog the other FTBs who can just afford it on their own - no rungs left out - just claw their way onto the bottom - like the rest of us had to!
I am all for equity and pay what you really can afford to pay and you can be sure that I shall be responding to the consultations when it arrives!