Rents rises vs. wage rises in England 2011-2017

By: Thomas Weekes  Published: August 2018

Since 2011 rents in England have increased 60% faster than wages. At a time when the size of the private rented sector is increasing rapidly this demonstrates the need urgent need to ensure that the PRS is providing a safe, secure and affordable home to all those living in it. Our research compares rent rises with wage rises in local authorities across England since 2011.