Right to Buy Scheme: Midlands

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 17th May 2023.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson Conservative, South Staffordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot between 2018 and 2021.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson Conservative, South Staffordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot between 2018 and 2021, whether his Department plans to introduce a full-scale rollout of that scheme.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Government remains committed to the Right to Buy, which since 1980 has enabled over two million social housing tenants to become homeowners.

Any future announcements will be set out in the usual way.

The Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot was independently evaluated by RSM Economic Consulting, with the report published in 2021.

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