The cost of renting in the UK
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Rising housing costs 'will push millions into poverty'

The rising cost of private rents will push future generations into poverty and add billions to the housing benefits bill, according to social policy charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The charity's report says that by 2040, people who rent will be more than twice as likely to be living in poverty than homeowners.

The BBC's UK affairs correspondent Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 17 Nov 2014
Go to next video: Private rents will 'grow and grow'