8. (2014 February) Likeable Link: Housing Costs Double the Rise in Salary

“The average worker would earn more than double their current salary if wages had increased as fast as house prices since 1997, a report reveals today.   The research highlights the impact of the combination of huge house price rises but minimal, or non-existent, pay rises.   Shortages in affordable housing have led to 4.1 million of adults abandoning the dream of having the keys to their own property, according to a new survey – with 1.8 million of these aged 25 to 44.”


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