Monday, 27 June 2016

Labour Calls For Answers Over RTB Fraud Claims

Labour has tabled urgent questions and threatened to call for a National Audit Office investigation over Inside Housing’s research into Right to Buy fraud. John Healey, shadow minister for housing and planning, wrote to communities secretary Greg Clark today with nine urgent questions on the level of Right to Buy fraud. It followed a joint investigation by BBC Radio 4 and Inside Housing which revealed 16% of homes sold by 10 councils were bought by tenants on housing benefit. This does not prove fraud, but is a “red flag”, as it demonstrates someone else is covering the cost of buying the home. Read more on Inside Housing.

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