Not Even Low Unemployment Can Ward Off The Scourge Of Homelessness As Rents Rise And Wage Growth Slows
Official figures show homelessness is rising. Against a backdrop of low unemployment yet slowing wage growth, there has been a 10% rise in the number of homeless households in England.
Ed Miliband sparked furious debate about the property market by pledging that a Labour government would cap private sector
A Labour government would cap private sector rent rises and abolish letting fees for tenants to tackle the housing crisis
While a quarter of parents said having their grown-up children at home had brought their family closer together, others were not so positive. A fifth said it caused them stress and a further fifth said it had caused family arguments. Worryingly, one in ten parents said having a grown-up child living at home has caused them to fall into debt.
We commissioned a ComRes survey that found four out of five employers said the lack of affordable housing was choking economic growth, with 70% warning it was affecting their ability to attract and keep workers.
For people, for neighbourhoods, for the economy, for aspiration, for the strivers and all of those who do the right thing, we must say Yes to homes.