Right to Buy ‘devastating’ social housing stock, new figures reveal

Council homes are being sold off almost three times faster than local authorities can replace them, research reveals.

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Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to 72 councils found more than 12,000 council houses have been sold off since 2014, to a cost of over £930m, while only 4,309 were built over the same time period.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron — whose party issued the FoI requests — blamed this on Right to Buy, a policy he described as a ‘Conservative ideological crusade’.

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Right to Buy ‘devastating’ social housing stock, new figures reveal