London has certainly seen a big increase in private renters but it’s not the city with the biggest proportion of private renters in England

The recent census shows that renting is becoming the norm in urban areas across England. Pete Jefferys explores the implications of this trend, suggesting that it looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. This will have important consequences for voting, community and consumption. What’s the image that comes to your mind when you think of a private renter? For many people, I suspect they […]

High rents are holding back the recovery

Peter Jefferys argues for building affordable social homes and reforming the private rented sector. He makes the case that lower rent is vital for economic recovery, stating, if average rents in England had risen at the rate of inflation since 2000, rather than well above, then renters would have an extra £8 billion per year of disposable income. High rents […]

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