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The UK’s housing market is not delivering for low-to-middle income families. Families are spending more of their income on housing and getting less for their money; fewer families are enjoying the security of home ownership or a social rented tenancy, with millions more living in the insecure private rented sector; and house prices have surged relative to incomes. Our work focuses on understanding the causes and impact of these developments, and on the appropriate policy responses.

Our housing data is available as an interactive data dashboard.

Contacts

Lindsay Judge

Principal Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2951
E: lindsay.judge@resolutionfoundation.org

Felicia Odamtten

Economist
T: 0203 372 2960
E: felicia.odamtten@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Housing Outlook Q2 2022

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In this Housing Outlook we investigate what the warming world means for England’s housing stock and for the families living in these homes. One of the main ways that climate…
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Housing Outlook Q4 2021

The impact of higher inflation on social renters’ housing costs

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Welcome to the final Housing Outlook of 2021.1 Times are tough for many at present, as prices rise and Omicron puts the UK’s tentative economic recovery in jeopardy. In this…
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Publications

Hope to buy

The decline of youth home ownership

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This briefing note explores how the home ownership fortunes of those aged 25 to 34 have changed over time. Owning one’s home is an enduring preference for the majority of…
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Events

The Great British wealth windfall

Is now the time to reform property taxation?

House prices across the UK have rocketed over recent decades, and have continued to surge even when the rest of the economy collapsed during the Covid crisis. This has delivered…
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Events

Hope to buy?

Assessing trends in home ownership

Purchasing a house has traditionally been seen as one of the key milestones in adulthood, providing not just a home but financial security for many. But with youth home ownership…
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Publications

Housing Outlook Q3 2021

The effect of transaction tax holidays on house prices

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Welcome to Housing Outlook Q3 2021. In this spotlight we turn our attention once again to the uncanny performance of house prices over the past year. In particular, we focus…
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Publications

Stakes and ladders

The costs and benefits of buying a first home over the generations

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Today’s young people often point bitterly to the lower house prices their parents and grandparents paid, while those from older generations look jealously at the low interest rates that first-time…
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Publications

Housing Outlook Q2 2021

The impact of Covid-19 on housing demand across the UK

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In Housing Outlook this quarter, we consider how Covid-19 has affected housing demand across the UK. In the absence of good rental data, we look below the surface of rising…
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