Renting is up and home ownership down since 2011, according to latest Census data

Responding to a Big Issue article highlighting census data showing the fall of home ownership in the UK ,Samuel Hughes, Head of Housing at the Centre for Policy Studies said it was “dismaying but unsurprising.”

“Britain has an intense housing shortage because we don’t permit enough new homes to be built. This shortage makes it harder for people to buy and drives up rents,” he told the Big Issue. “For a whole generation, home ownership is becoming an impossible ideal.”

Date Added: Friday 6th January 2023