Right To Buy abolished in Scotland, protecting more than 15,000 social homes

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said the move “marks a major milestone in the Scottish Government’s efforts to build a sustainable housing policy for the future”.

The UK Government’s highly controversial Right To Buy policy will be officially scrapped in Scotland from this Weekend (midnight on Sunday), protecting more than 15,000 homes available for social renting.

Between the years 1979-80 and 2014-15 a total of 494,580 council and housing association homes were sold under Right to Buy in Scotland, a policy that started with Margaret Thatcher before being revamped and extended by David Cameron, with only 163,000 being replaced.

read more here: http://www.welfareweekly.com/right-to-buy-abolished-in-scotland-protecting-more-than-15000-social-homes/

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