Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Housing Bodies Welcome End Of Right To Buy In Scotland

The end of the Right to Buy scheme in Scotland after 30 years has been welcomed by housing bodies. Nearly 500,000 council and housing association homes were sold under the policy, which was introduced by Margaret Thatcher's government in 1980. It allowed tenants in social housing to buy their homes at discounted rates. MSPs voted to scrap the measure in 2014 following concerns that it had contributed to an acute shortage of social housing. Right to Buy schemes are still operating in the rest of the UK. Read more on the BBC website.

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