Thursday, June 4, 2015
…but it wasn’t even close to being delivered
"Under the policy (discounts on council house sales) the government said every council home sold would be replaced on a one-for-one basis. However, DCLG statistics show only around one in 10 properties have been replaced". In garbled English the minister explained that "it was a policy that was numerically balanced but the reality has been that the capacity for how local authorities, for whatever reason, find land or opportunities is such they havenÃ¢Â€Â™t been able to replace at the rate of the sale". So, the plan was OK, it was just reality 'on the ground' that scuppered it.