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Press Cutting Independent 18.2.17

New Government plan to extend Right To Buy ‘to hit affordable housebuilding’ More homes will be eligible to be sold off under a controversial new policy hidden in the small print of the Government’s housing white paper

Jon Stone | Political Correspondent | Independent | 18.2.2017

“The Government is set to extend the controversial Right to Buy policy to tens of thousands of new properties being built to ease the housing crisis – amid warnings the move will “jeopardise” future affordable house building. 

New developments which are currently exempt from Right to Buy are expected to be brought into the scheme after the Government announced the policy in the small print of a recent white paper on housing. But the move has been condemned by Labour as “completely counterproductive” amid fears it will deter local authorities from building more homes despite a severe shortage of affordable accommodation.”

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