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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.
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The number of properties sold by local authorities under the Right to Buy scheme has increased by 10% in the past year, new figures have revealed.
Councils can only afford to replace a third of homes sold under Right to Buy putting the future of the scheme at risk, council leaders have warned today.
Council homes are being sold off almost three times faster than local authorities can replace them, research reveals.
Only one in five homes sold off under Right to Buy since 2012 have been replaced, Liberal Democrats have said today.
The Welsh government has introduced legislation aimed at abolishing Right to Buy in order to protect its stock of social housing from further reduction.
Right to Buy could be suspended in Cardiff for five years in a bid to protect the city’s social housing stock.
Councils should be given the freedom to decide how and where new housing can be delivered, a think tank has argued.