A million homes by 2020 to deal with Britain’s housing crisis – that was the government commitment made just last month in the Queen’s Speech. But what chance now?
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) ministers say it is business as usual – but it plainly isn’t.
The controversial Housing and Planning Act, which gained Royal Assent just a few weeks ago, still needs both Houses of Parliament to give “affirmative approval” to rules on the sale of high-value council properties to fund right to buy.
Parliamentary and ministerial time is going to be at an absolute premium as departments try to deal with the massive fallout from Brexit.
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