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.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2556605/Salaries-DOUBLE-risen-fast-house-prices-leaving-4-1million-dream-buying-home.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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