The cross-party LGA response on the proposed Bills in the Queen’s Speech can be found here. In addition, the LGA Lib Dem Group have added the following comment on the Right to Buy for Housing Association stock:
“The Tories are proposing to raid council housing stock to pay for a raid on housing association stock. The only result will be a huge handout for the lucky few whilst the options for many with nowhere to live will all but disappear.
Extending the Right to Buy for Housing Associations will cost billions – money which could be far better spent on building truly affordable housing that Britain needs.
An opinion poll carried out just last month showed that the most popular option in providing more affordable housing was to encourage councils and housing associations to build more homes – with 46% in support of this option. Just 16 per cent supported extending the right to buy to Housing Association tenants”.