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Javid announces green paper on 'treasured' social housing

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Communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to produce a green paper on social housing.

Speaking at the National Housing Federation’s conference in Birmingham this morning Mr Javid said there will be a “wide-ranging, top to bottom review of the issues facing the sector” with a focus on safety issues following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

It will “kick off a nationwide conversation on what has gone wrong with social housing, why it has gone wrong and, most importantly, how to fix it”, he added.

Mr Javid reportedly promised to provide detail on the extended right-to-buy and rent reduction policies “soon”.

It was also reported that Mr Javid said the government now regards social housing as “treasured”.

You can read Mr Javid’s speech in full here.

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