The government said 15,981 homes had been acquired or started as replacements for those sold under the Right to Buy since 2012.
This contrasts with a figure of 17,072 required to meet the promise to replace all ‘additional’ homes sold within three years.
In total within this period, councils have sold 63,518 homes.
The government has admitted falling behind on its pledge to replace council housing sold under the Right to Buy for the first time.
There is evidence emerging that a high number of RTB sales (40%) are being privately rented and the National federation of ALMOs suggests the real figure is 5% more as many leaseholders will not have informed their council what is happening. this Freedom if information request was responded to by 2/3rd of English councils