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What role does a council have in tackling increasing private rental costs and low wages? Cllr Darren Rodwell is leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, explains.
Town hall chiefs have welcomed a new consultation into how they are allowed to spend the money raised from Right to Buy sales.
Councils have only been able to replace 4,944 of the 11,465 homes sold under right to buy in 2017/18, new government figures have revealed.
Neil Merrick finds out why councils are struggling to replace only a fraction of the homes sold under Right to Buy, and explores how the housing policy could be improved.
Local authority leaders have warned their ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy (RTB) will be all but eliminated within five years without ‘major reform’.
The mayor of London today announced a ‘modern comeback for council housing’ with plans to build 10,000 new homes over the next four years.
Whitehall has been blasted by the opposition as new figures reveal only one social home is being built for every three sold off under the Right to Buy scheme.
More than 95% of the government’s housing subsidy was spent on housing benefit and support for mortgage interest, new analysis has revealed.
Nearly £3.5bn in Right to Buy (RTB) discounts to council tenants over the past six years, new figures have revealed today.
More than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just five years, new research has revealed.