The extent to which can affordably rent varies considerably across the country, with London, naturally, being least affordable. We show that this isn’t just an issue for those on lower incomes.
The experience of working from home is now starting to alter expectations of hybrid working. This certainly provides economic challenges, though it can also bring about opportunities.
The pandemic, as well as the government's response to it, has accelerated the growth in house prices relative to rental prices, and weakened the London housing market relative to the rest of England.
Given the importance of the industry to the UK economy, its ability to adapt to these challenges could have significant implications for employment and the pace of the economic recovery