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HOUSING STOCK IN LINE FOR HUGE DROP

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Britain's council housing stock is set to fall by at least half over the next decade, an expert warns. ...
Britain's council housing stock is set to fall by at least half over the next decade, an expert warns.

John Perry, policy director of the Chartered Institute of Housing, said the current enthusiasm across government for large scale stock transfer means the policy is having more impact on numbers than right-to-buy. He predicted that by 2010 council housing stock in England could be down to between 500,000 and 1.5 million homes, compared with 3 million at present. The figure stood at 5 million in 1970.

Devolution accelerated decline in Scotland, he said, with the Scottish Executive insisting transfer is the only route to investment.

He predicts housing associations will own the majority of social housing within a year.
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