Right to Buy replacements: When nine become one.

In the Queen’s speech, the Government reiterated its intention to extend Right to Buy to people renting from housing associations. Properties owned by housing associations to rent to people at less than the market rate will now be offered to those tenants to buy, allowing more people to become homeowners.

In principle, this sounds like a great idea and when it was first introduced in the 1980s to council tenants I can certainly see why it was popular with the … Read more

Affordable housing: business voices join the call the protect the Affordable Homes Programme

Last Friday Shelter launched its campaign calling on the government to take steps to protect and boost the supply of affordable homes in the upcoming Budget and Spending Review. Since then, nearly 6,000 people have written a letter to the Chancellor asking for action.

And today, leading business voices from across the UK have written to the Daily Telegraph to echo our call.

They all share a concern at the desperate shortage of affordable homes that have built up over … Read more