Tories threaten to scrap HCA

Shadow housing minister Grant Shapps said that the recently launched Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has ‘probably a year, 18 months’ from now to prove it can deliver or it would be scrapped by a Conservative government. He said that he could see the ‘potential areas of waste’ in the HCA’s ‘super-quango’ bureaucracy. His comments come weeks after David Cameron asked his shadow cabinet to recommend spending cuts.