Re-elected Burnham calls for Right to Buy suspension powers

By Mark Conrad | 07 May 2024

Greater Manchester’s re-elected mayor has called for powers to suspend Right to Buy on new homes under plans to build 10,000 houses across the region.

Andy Burnham, who was re-elected as the region’s powerful mayor for a third term last week, wants to pause the divisive Right to Buy programme for all new-build social housing because he believes the potential loss of units discourages councils from building.

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