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Tuesday 20 September 2016 9.49am
ninja999 wrote:
As Church commision tenants we were lied to :

The so called "social land lord" are selling every property as fast as they can
. I knew the Church was rich...but 4 billion plus? What's that song called ' it's about the Money,Money,Money..'
Tuesday 22 November 2016 10.26am
Did I imagine this - on the 10 o/c news last night there was a very brief mention that this proposal had been dropped. It was such a very short news item and I was in another room, so I wondered if I'd misheard? Does anyone know any more?
Tuesday 22 November 2016 10.32am
Yep, quietly dropped. Technically councils will still have the ability to impose this themselves, but no council has chosen to do so yet, and the infrastructure needed to apply this at a local level would be tricky. So for all intents and purposes, Pay-to-Stay is dead.

However, this was a very small part of the objection. There's been no rowback on extending right-to-buy to Housing Associations, funded by forcing them to sell their higher value properties. This is the far more significant threat to social housing stock, and needs to be challenged vigorously.
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