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Housing policy transformedThe right to buy and the desire to own$
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Peter King

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422132

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.001.0001

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Conclusions

Conclusions

Chapter:
(p.113) Seven Conclusions
Source:
Housing policy transformed
Author(s):

Peter King

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0007

This chapter stresses some of the key points that were discussed in the previous chapters of this book. The first is to emphasize the need to view the RTB as a self-contained entity. One should also consider what the Conservatives intended to do with the RTB and how it fitted into their world view. The second point is the need to reiterate the impact the RTB actually had. Finally, the chapter states that the RTB was one of the most explicitly ideological of policies, both in terms of its promotion of owner occupation and the running down of social housing.

Keywords:   Conservatives, owner occupation, social housing

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