The Rent Trap: a swing seat issue

We have just published Shelter’s latest analysis on rent levels and increases in England, which shows that rents rose by an average of almost £300 (or 2.8%) from 2011 to 2012, at a time when wages didn’t rise at all.

What strikes me when looking at the numbers is how far-reaching the problem is – and how deserving it is of a more prominent place in our national political conversation.

There are the economic implications. At a time of … Read more