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23Aug91 UK: COUNCILS BEG FOR EXTRA £1BN HOUSING CASH.

Councils are appealing for another £1,000 million of housing aid because fewer tenants are exercising the right to buy scheme.The House Builders Federation and the Institute of Housing last month called on Prime Minister John Major to let councils spend £8,000 million of frozen capital receipts.Now Marie Rimmer, housing chair of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities, says the £1,000 million will be needed next year to bring spending back to its 1990/91 level.She ...

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