Lord Young of Cookham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Young of Cookham on 2016-06-10.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Secretary of State will commence making grants to private registered providers under section 64 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Baroness Williams of Trafford

Section 64 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 enables the Secretary of State to pay grant to private registered providers to cover the cost of the voluntary Right to Buy discount. Grant will only be paid out once a tenant has purchased their home and the provider has submitted a claim. Systems are in place with the five housing associations that are taking part in the voluntary Right to Buy pilot so that the Government can compensate them for the discount that their tenants get when they purchase their home.

We are currently working with the National Housing Federation and the housing association sector on the implementation of the main scheme and will announce more details in due course.