Wales ending the right-to-buy scheme for tenants
The Welsh National Assembly plans to bring forward legislation within the next year to end the Right to Buy scheme for social housing tenants, Scotland has already lost the right to buy their homes since August 1st this year.
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones reportedly said when announcing the policy: “We must safeguard our social housing stock … this bill will seek to protect that stock from further reductions. The analogy I have used before is that it is like trying to fill the bath up with the plug out.”
The Prime Minister Theresa May will be continuing with plans to expand Right to Buy in England to tenants of housing associations, the scheme was initiated by her predecessor, David Cameron,in an effort to help increase home ownership.
These policy changes mark the increasing divergence between England and the devolved administrations of both Scotland and Wales.