Press Release

Simon Parker statement on Right to Buy Deal
Simon Parker, Director, NLGN, 25 September, 2015

The agreement struck between the National Housing Federation and the Government mean that the Right to Buy proposals will not now be scrutinised in Parliament. However, there is no clarity over how the compensation for housing associations will be funded. It was previously announced that this would come by forcing councils to sell their highest value properties.

We call for continued scrutiny and challenge of this proposed measure which we believe will be devastating to councils ability to plan for what is right for their own areas. The Government must increase the pot of money available to build social housing, and cannot simply rob Peter to pay Paul.