Sam Bowman’s comments on JRF’s housing report feature in the Mail Online

Research Director Sam Bowman’s comments on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s new report – which projects real private sector rents to rise by 90% between 2006 and 2040 - were featured in the Mail Online:

Researchers created ‘housing pathways’, combining information about the types of tenure individuals were in throughout the period with events in their lives over the same time, such as changes in household composition, earnings, and retirement.

The research examined how these pathways related to poverty and ‘housing deprivation’.

Sam Bowman, research director of the Adam Smith Institute, said the report gave a ‘worrying prognosis’ of the future for Britain's renters, adding: ‘It should be a wake-up call to anyone interested in fighting poverty in Britain.

‘But the report's solutions, which focus on the construction of new social housing, are to some extent just a sticking-plaster.

Read the full article here.