The CLG Select Committee (Communities and Local Government) has
launched an investigation into the future of housing associations,
looking in particular at the impact of the extension of Right to
Buy to housing association tenants and the rent cuts announced in
While the primary focus of the inquiry is on housing
associations, the Committee is seeking evidence on proposals for
replacing homes sold under the Right to Buy "including the proposal
for funding replacement homes through the sale of council homes in
high value areas". They're also seeking evidence on "lessons
learned through earlier experience of Right to Buy".
We're planning to submit evidence on both these points and on
the impact of the loss of housing association dwellings through
Right to Buy on the capacity of local authorities to exercise their
strategic and statutory housing functions.
We're grateful to those councils who have already completed the
ARCH member survey on the impact of the sale of high value stock.
We'll use the responses in evidence to the Select Committee. If you
did not complete the survey please do so now by clicking
For full details of the Inquiry's terms of reference and
arrangements for submitting evidence, click here.
ARCH members are urged to consider submitting their own evidence
to the Select Committee and to contact Matthew Warburton, ARCH
Policy Adviser, if there are any specific points you wish to
see included in the ARCH response: Matthew.Warburton@arch-housing.org.uk.
The deadline for evidence is Friday 28 August