The worsening of the UK housing crisis continues to be well publicised, and will be a key topic in the run up to the May local elections.

The revitalising of the DCLG as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and the measures to tackle the housing crisis set out in the 2017 Autumn Budget has brought these issues to the forefront of the general public’s mind. 

Recent research commissioned by Kantar has shown:

Affordable housing is now considered one of the most important measures to improve public life in the UK, according to the Kantar Public Poll.

Almost a third of the British public now list affordable housing as one of their top priorities, ranking higher than crime and social care.

The key areas of housing the public wished to see the government focus on are; increasing the supply of affordable housing and social homes along with tackling homelessness.

The poll also revealed over a quarter of private renters don’t think they will ever afford to buy their own home, with over 37% saying house prices was the biggest hurdle for them getting on the housing ladder.
Credit: Research Figures February 2018 Kantar