Latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local
Government (DCLG) show that sales of social housing in England in
2015/16 amounted to some 0.5% of the social housing stock.
In 2015/16, there were 21,992 sales of social housing dwellings
by councils and Private Registered Providers (housing associations)
- 12,557 sales by councils, mostly as a result of the sale of
12,246 dwellings under the Right to Buy
- 9.435 sales by private registered providers most of which were
as a result of sales to the private sector.
Council housing sales increased by 1% overall with Right to Buy
sales being similar to the sales in the previous year. Sales under
the Right to Buy had an average discount of 45% of the market
Sales by Private Registered Providers were up by 18% on the
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