Why you can’t afford a home in the UK: from New Economics Foundation

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Published on Apr 21, 2016

We should all be able to afford a home in an area we want to live. But for many of us in the UK, with prices spiralling way beyond incomes, this isn’t a reality.

Instead, finding somewhere to live can often feel like a game.

Why is this? And who are we actually playing against?

This video tells the story of the UK housing affordability crisis, explains why prices keep on rising, and offers a way out of the unsustainable mess.

Join us to help build a housing system that works for us all: http://www.neweconomics.org/housing

Read our full briefing paper for more about the systems at work in the housing crisis: http://www.neweconomics.org/publicati…

NEF is currently developing more detailed solutions to the UK housing crisis – for more on where we’re currently at please visit:http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entr…


The research behind this animation was done by the New Economics Foundation, an independent think tank that specialises in innovative economic thinking.

Find us online:

Web: http://www.neweconomics.org

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NEF

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/neweconomics

Animation, production and scripting support by Hands Up.


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