Sunday, May 31, 2015
But there’ll be a one-for-one replacement. Won’t there?
Extending the right to buy to 1.3m HA tenants has been criticised by all and sundry - even Boris, who wants severe strings attached. HAs aren't happy, but the wheeze is that they will be compensated for the discounts they'd have to offer from money raised by forcing local authorities to sell off their most expensive housing. It sounds as if the office temp thunk this one up - "Whitehall sources say the Tories rushed out the announcement in the run-up to the election when they believed the ideas could be shelved or watered down in any coalition with the Liberal Democrats or other parties". So, are they stuck with it?