Housing Minister, Grant Shapps
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Two year limit on council homes to be unveiled

Council house tenants may be offered homes for as little as two years, under a radical shake up to be announced by the government.

Around five million people are thought to be on the waiting list for social housing.

The new rules, which only apply in England, mean that tenants who get a home, would be expected to move on when their financial situation improves.

The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, says the government needs to do thing differently.

  • 22 Nov 2010
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