Policy Exchange calls for sell off to fund new homes

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Synopsis

"Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Harrogate, Matt Oakley, head of enterprise, growth and social policy, said that 75% of the public believe that social tenants should not be offered housing worth more than the average home in any borough.

"He also attributed high unemployment in areas with a high density of social housing to social bonds within these communities.

"Those strong social links can actually be a problem and they are self-fulfilling," Oakley said. "Worklessness and dependancy links back between generations"."

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