The cost of renting crisis: housing subsidies and affordability in the UK
Private renters continue to face significant financial pressure, with rising rents combined with an inadequate social security system. This combined with the wider cost of living crisis is leading to too many low income renters to fall behind on their bills and cut back on their essentials.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation hosted a webinar on Tuesday, 28 March looking at housing affordability and how this has changed since 1979. It brought together data from JRF's Cost of Living tracker and recent research examining housing subsidies and affordability since 1979 to review policy choices, which have reduced the amount of direct support to help people afford their rent.
- Melissa Lawford, Economics Reporter, The Telegraph
- Rachelle Earwaker, Senior Economist, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Ian Mulheirn, Independent Economist