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New bill extends Right to Buy

 
November 2nd 2015
 

Critics have challenged the government’s new Housing and Planning Bill, which proposes extending the Right to Buy scheme to 1.3 million housing association tenants.

Tom Copley, housing spokesperson of the London Assembly Labour Group, has called on the Mayor of London to vote against the bill, saying the policy “will come at a severe cost to Londoners, with thousands of genuinely affordable homes to be lost in London each year.”

If passed, the bill would also require councils to provide 200,000 Starter Homes on new developments.

These “affordable” homes would be offered to first-time buyers at a 20 per cent discount on market prices, with prices capped at £450,000 within Greater London and £250,000 outside.

 
 
 

November/December 2015

 

Contents

After life...

Focus: Gimme Shelter

Demand increases for Scottish shelters

In harmony

Capturing a community

Young failed by councils

Squatters take over hotel

Singer Ellie speaks out

Homeless bank closes

New bill extends Right to Buy

Coffee for two

Immigration check fear

SCT marks golden anniversary

Transport land sell-off

Homeless health boost

The Pavement Bookworm

Job centres not fit for purpose

Snatched puppy returned

With dignity

Legal high users call 999

 

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