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Briefing: Extending the right to buy

A key pledge in the Conservatives 2015 General Election manifesto is to extend the Right-to-Buy policy to housing associations. This comes after a period of massive budget cuts to investment in building new homes and the emergence of a crisis in housing where rents and house prices have outstripped wages.

This briefing takes a closer look at the plans and asks what the extension of the Right to Buy would really mean for the housing crisis.