It doesn't feel right.
Ignoring the opposition's postulation that its a con cos the councils aren't getting new money, the bonus just comes from the same block grant they'd have got anyway. What I'm more concerned with is what I shall call 'the low hanging fruit effect'.
Councils who already find it easy to build houses will get the additional money whilst councils who currently find it difficult to build houses will get less money.
The net affect would, I guess, great estates of empty houses in areas with already a housing surplus. And no change for the housing stock-strapped councils, other than less money.
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