Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Housing and the Coalition: TSA lives on?

Before the election there was some uncertainty over whether Grant Shapps would have housing brief in a Conservative government. Last week Mr Shapps was given responsibility for housing in the Conservative-Liberal coalition. The tolling of bells for the Tenant Services Authority could almost be heard ...

Yet looking at the full coalition agreement, there is no reference to the abolition of the TSA. In fact there is not much about housing at all. A quick CTRL+F unearths a few references: abolishing Regional Spatial Strategies, converting farmyard buildings into homes, reviewing the Housing Revenue Account (again), using empty homes and promoting shared ownership.

I suspect things may get more interesting.

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