4. Ministers promised that every home sold under Right to Buy would be replaced by a new home. For council housing, this simply isn’t happening.
Last month a survey for the Local Government Association, which represents councils, said 4 out of 5 local authorities were finding it difficult to replace homes sold under Right to Buy.
The result? According to the government’s own figures, only one local authority home is being built (1,610 council home starts in 2012-13) for every three sold under Right to Buy (5,940 sales from councils in the same period, the most recent we have) – depleting what’s left of Britain’s council housing.