The housing headwind: the impact of rising housing costs on UK living standards

This report explores the question of how incomes and housing costs have interacted over time. It asks a seemingly simple question: how affordable has housing been for different groups in the UK over the last two decades? Through this exercise, we show how housing costs have (or have not) contributed to living standards at different points in time, and identify who may be vulnerable to continued housing pressure over the course of this parliament.