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Londoners spending over half of salaries on rent

A third of Britain is effectively off-limits to lower-income working families because private rents are unaffordable, a new report claims.

The report comes from the Resolution Foundation, which campaigns on behalf of low to middle-income families.

It says most of southern England is now beyond the reach of less affluent households.

Mark Easton spoke to a group of young people in London and discovered many of them were spending more than half their salaries on rent.

  • 15 Jul 2013
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