England’s 20 year housing stock squeeze has left 1.7 million families sharing in the private rented sector

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England has just 825 homes for every 1,000 families, following 20 years of its housing stock not keeping pace with demographic change, according to new analysis published today (Saturday) by the Resolution Foundation. The new findings categorically refute the argument that England does not have a housing shortage by showing that the ratio between housing … Continued

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Tightening up Britain’s wealth taxes and subsidies could raise almost £7bn

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Tightening up five of Britain’s existing wealth taxes and subsidies could raise almost £7bn a year by 2022-23 – and provide a down payment on covering the £36bn a year increase in the cost of public services by 2030 – the Resolution Foundation says today (Thursday) in a new briefing note. The Foundation says that … Continued

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First rise in home ownership for young families for 30 years – but Generation Rent is here to stay

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Fewer than one in five young families own in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham Home ownership rates for families aged 25-34 are rising for the first time in 30 years, but high barriers to entry facing first-time buyers remain acute, according to new analysis published today (Saturday) by the Resolution Foundation. The Foundation says that eased … Continued

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Young people with property-owning parents are now almost three times as likely to have homes of their own

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Young people whose parents have property wealth are now almost three times as likely to be homeowners by the age of 30, compared to those whose parents have no property wealth, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the Resolution Foundation. With the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ now considered to be a … Continued

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A cooling housing market won’t automatically ease cost of living pressures

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Commenting on the latest ONS figures today (Wednesday) on house prices and the Prime Minister’s speech at the National Housing Federation, Dan Tomlinson, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The UK’s housing market shows some signs of cooling, with growth in the house price index slowing to its lowest level since 2013. But we should be cautious … Continued

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Wealth across Scotland has broken the £1 trillion barrier and should play a bigger part in Holyrood debates

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Scotland’s household wealth has exceeded £1 trillion for the first time, according to a new report published today (Friday) by the Resolution Foundation. The report ­– The £1 trillion pie: how wealth is shared across Scotland – looks at both the scale of assets in 21st Century Scotland and who holds them. It says that wealth is playing … Continued

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