right to buy

The ‘genius’ plan that stopped a Tory housing rebellion – and endangered a manifesto pledge

2 November 2015 13:57

The Housing and Planning Bill gets its second reading in the House of Commons this afternoon, and though Labour has…

Who really won in the battle over right to buy?

7 October 2015 17:44

David Cameron’s key policy theme in his conference speech was housing, and it included the announcement that the government is…

Struggling to get on the property ladder? Qualifying for social housing may soon be your best bet

25 September 2015 17:47

That the Conservatives came up with the idea of extending the right-to-buy to housing association tenants was a symptom of…

The right-to-buy scheme is already causing problems for the government

26 May 2015 12:43

New communities secretary Greg Clark has the least enviable job in the cabinet: justifying the policy of extending the right-to-buy…

The real winners (and losers) of the Tory right-to-buy scheme

15 April 2015 17:29

Much dust was kicked up by the Conservative pledge to widen right-to-buy to housing association tenants. How dare the Tories offer…

Extending right-to-buy is Cameron’s big bazooka. But will it work?  

14 April 2015 0:15

Just a few weeks ago, David Cameron had not decided whether to extend right-to-buy to a further 1.3 million families…

Cameron declares that the Tories are the ‘party of working people’ as he pledges to extend right to buy

13 April 2015 23:17

Tomorrow’s Tory manifesto will contain the boldest policy proposal of this campaign so far. The party will promise to extend…

This week, the Tories must seize the initiative

12 April 2015 12:45

Even Tory insiders admit that while they broadly had the better of the first week of the campaign, Labour had…

Ten points from David Cameron’s Daily Mail interview

30 March 2015 22:45

David Cameron has given an interview to the Daily Mail where he appears to confirm that he will extend Right-to-Buy…

The Boris approach

21 March 2015 11:46

It is sometimes easy to forget that Boris is more than just a personality, that he has policy views too.…

When Arthur Scargill tried to buy his council flat, he bought Thatcherism

15 January 2014 20:55

There’s a case for saying that the Thatcher government’s sale of council houses was the biggest redistribution of wealth this…

Jack Dromey: Labour let Thatcher become the champion of aspiration

24 September 2013 20:46

When Margaret Thatcher passed away and the broadcasters, newspapers, and casual drinkers in pubs picked over what her legacy really…