Right-to-move plan would ‘cut unemployment and improve school results’

Think tank Policy Exchange has said that giving social housing tenants access to the controversial right-to-move scheme would help break up pockets of deprivation. The think tank argues that concentrations of social housing have led to a spiral of underachievement and joblessness. It wants to give people the change to move, initially once every five years, to another property of the same value in an area of the tenants’ choice. The report conceded that it was ‘plausible’ that up to 1.5 million people could move in the first tranche, at a cost of several billion pounds to the taxpayer.