We can apparently thank the Labour Party for revealing that most Council’s have not used the New Homes Bonus (see earlier story) to provide additional affordable homes.
They blame the government for making the money available to local councils.
They then go on to score an own goal by revealing that 93% of local Councils have not built a single new home using the “Bonus”.
Amongst them is the Labour controlled York Council which stands to rake in around £8 million over the next 6 years from the scheme.
The York Council Leadership resolutely refuses to buy additional homes on the open market as a quick way of supplementing Council housing stocks.