Poorest families have borne brunt of housing crisis, think-tank says

Rising property costs have increased inequality as the poorest families have borne the brunt of the housing crisis, according to a think-tank.

The Resolution Foundation urged political parties to recognise in their election pledges that tackling the housing crisis requires action to help lower-income families who have been at its sharp end in recent years.

It said that in 1980, the average family across the UK spent just 10p of every £1 of income on housing – but this has now doubled to 20p.

For the poorest families in the bottom fifth of…
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