Right to Buy Plans Halted
The House of Lords has halted plans to extend the right to buy scheme to housing association tenants.
Labour and Liberal Democrat peers have teamed up to push through an amendment to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill by 257 to 174.
This requires the Charities Commission to ensure organisations are not forced to sell assets in a way that is “inconsistent with their charitable purposes.”1
Lord Bridges, Cabinet Office Minister, has called for peers to wait until the new Housing Bill.
1 Yeatman, D. (2015) ‘Right-to-buy plan blocked by Lords’, Metro, 22 July, p.8