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Councils offered cash incentives to build new homes

Local authorities in England are being offered cash incentives to persuade them to build more low income housing.

The number of homes available for those who earn less money has dropped to its lowest level for decades, and the government hopes that the "New Homes Bonus" scheme will ease housing shortages nationwide.

But critics say the scheme will cost billions of pounds.

Graham Satchell reports.

  • 09 Aug 2010
  • From the section England