One in eight UK renters unable to meet housing costs in full, says report

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Action needed to help tenants in second wave, says Resolution Foundation

Almost one in eight private renters are unable to meet their housing costs in full, according to a report warning that urgent steps are needed to protect households during the second wave of Covid-19.

The Resolution Foundation said private and social renters are bearing the brunt of redundancies during the Covid recession and are more likely to have fallen behind with their housing costs than mortgagers.

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Author: Richard Partington Economics correspondent

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