Right to Buy Scheme

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st April 2016.

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Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on sending out information on the Right to Buy scheme to people who are not housing association or council tenants.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Department is committed to ensuring eligible council and housing association tenants have up-to-date information about their Right to Buy, so they can make an informed decision as to whether it is the right choice for them. A direct marketing campaign, to social housing tenants who could be eligible for the scheme, has proved a very effective way to reach them with this information.

Total spend on direct marketing from 2012 is £280,773 in 2012/13, £334,163 in 2013/14, £329,165 in 23014/15 and £195,757 to date in 2015/16. The 2015/16 figure does not include final costs for the most recent wave of direct marketing that took place in February 2016.

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