Un "right to buy" scheme simile a quello della Thatcher per gli immobili comunali, valido invece per gli immobili delle Housing Associations porterebbe molti lavoratori del ceto medio-basso a votare per il partito favorevole alla sua introduzione. Lo scheme rimane tuttavia, come fu per il progetto della Thatcher negli anni '80, molto controverso.
Millions of working Britons will be able to buy the homes they live in at a discounted price under a new "Thatcher-style" right-to-buy scheme being pushed by senior Conservative Cabinet ministers, The Telegraph has learned. The plan, which could form a key Conservative manifesto pledge, would allow housing association tenants to buy their homes. The money raised from selling off properties would be used to build more homes. The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is understood to be promoting the scheme, which is designed to echo Baroness Thatcher’s right-to buy scheme.