Shelter: New Right to Buy proposals 'step in the wrong direction'

Posted 19 Mar 2021

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter said: “This is a step in the wrong direction. We are already selling off more social homes than we build every year. Now the money from these sales will be funnelled into home ownership schemes that are far out of reach for average renting families, rather than building more of the secure and affordable social homes we so desperately need.

“With more than a million households on the waiting list, and potentially many more people facing homelessness in the aftermath of this pandemic, this new proposal is the last thing we need. The government should instead be focusing on building a new generation of social homes that could actually tackle the housing crisis.”