"Grant Shapps’ statement about the new tenancy arrangements also stated that, “Ministers believe the current system has failed…for too long social housing has been seen by many people as a byword for failure, a home for life in a dead-end street. I want to restore pride to social housing, so a social tenancy is once again seen as a launch pad to fulfil aspirations.”
"You can trace this thinking back to Alex Morton’s 2010 Policy Exchange report 'Making Housing Affordable' which forms the backbone of current Conservative policies on housing. Morton stated that 'social housing is large, expensive and is failing its tenants' and that social housing is 'acting as a barrier to reducing poverty for its tenants.' I would urge everyone who has an interested in current policy to read it."
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