Homeownership: the preserve of the rich?

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Housing

One of the most striking findings of our Squeezed Britain report, which sets out the economic position of the squeezed middle in forensic detail, is that home ownership is now out of reach for many people on low to middle incomes (LMI). On the basis of current incomes, house prices and the loan-to-value ratios now available, it … Continued

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The real squeezed middle could stagnate for 20 years

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Shared Growth

This morning Liam Byrne and David Laws launched a new Resolution Foundation report, Squeezed Britain, which sets out the economic position of the squeezed middle in forensic detail, offering some pointers towards what will be the key political issues over the next few years. The report focuses on people on low to middle incomes, who the … Continued

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The scandal of low-paid care workers

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Wages & Income

A friend who is a care worker employed by an agency has a moan to me about her work. Repeated 15 minute slots with a client followed by a frantic dash to another part of the city she lives in to do the same again. Care in a hurry, on the cheap. Welcome to home … Continued

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