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Reviving the Right to Buy has garnered criticism, as it did in 1979, but 2 million households benefitted then and many will likely benefit now

By Christine M E Whitehead


In the run up to the Conservative party conference, David Cameron outlined plans to bring back the Right to Buy policy for council tenants. 2 million tenants might now be eligible for this revived scheme, potentially funding 200,000 new homes. Christine Whitehead looks at how this policy may now be affected by the current financial situation, higher prices and harder to get mortgage

Topics: H Social Sciences (General), HC Economic History and Conditions
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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