Monday, September 24, 2018

Houses or Homes

Tonight more than 120,000 children will go to sleep in temporary hostel-type rooms, some sharing toilets or bathrooms with people they don’t know. These are the kids who can’t go home, whose families are homeless for want of decent, affordable housing. And to our national shame, their numbers have increased every year since 2010.

 Thousands of properties are owned as second homes, either for investment or for holidays and weekend breaks.

 Homeownership has continued to rise for the richest 10 per cent and fallen for the least wealthy half of the population.

Nine in 10 second-home owners are in the top half of the wealth distribution.

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