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REDWOOD CALLS FOR HOUSING CUTS

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Tory right-winger John Redwood this week called for grant to housing associations to be cut to help boost home owne...
Tory right-winger John Redwood this week called for grant to housing associations to be cut to help boost home ownership.

In a speech to the Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Harrogate, he extolled the virtues of private ownership over rented social housing provided by councils and housing associations.

But the failed Conservative leadership contender said: 'Councils do have to be the home providers of the last resort. There will always be casualties who need local government treatment.'

Outgoing CIH president Bill Payne said housing should be given a 'more central, positive role in society', with housing organisations using 'effective citizenship' to alleviate social problems.

Mr Payne was speaking before the institute launched its housing programme for the next government, 'Housing makes the difference', which calls for a change in public borrowing rules to allow more private investment in housing.
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