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29 March 2021

House price growth has outstripped income growth—but not by much

A chart on Facebook compares two different measures, which makes the rise in income look smaller than it was.

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House price growth has outstripped income growth—but not by much
10 February 2021

Labour’s figures on the cladding crisis are far too high

The real number of people who might be financially affected by new fire regulations may be about a tenth of Labour’s claim.

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Labour’s figures on the cladding crisis are far too high
8 April 2020

How many people have been evicted as a result of coronavirus?

Housing charity Shelter says there has been a spike in evictions due to all reasons, though not as large a spike as found in a recent survey.

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How many people have been evicted as a result of coronavirus?
21 January 2020

Quarter of private renters experience sickness over housing worries—but we don’t know if private renting is the cause

A quarter of private renters agree that housing worries have made them ill. The Guardian claimed private renting is the cause which confuses correlation and causation.

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Quarter of private renters experience sickness over housing worries—but we don’t know if private renting is the cause
11 December 2019

Is it true that Labour will make private landlords sell their properties to their tenants?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on the 2019 general election, answering your questions about the election, from claims the main parties are making to what …

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Is it true that Labour will make private landlords sell their properties to their tenants?
5 December 2019

There are 11 million people in the private rented sector

In 2009/10 there were 3.4 million households renting from a private landlord and this has risen to 4.5 million in 2017/18.

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There are 11 million people in the private rented sector
16 October 2019

Viral post about Conservatives’ record in government gets lots of things wrong

It incorrectly claims that child poverty is up 50%, crime is up 30%, and public sector pay is down 15%.

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Viral post about Conservatives’ record in government gets lots of things wrong
18 July 2019

How much more difficult is it to buy a home?

Jeremy Hunt said since he first bought a home, house prices have gone up threefold while incomes of people in their twenties has gone up 20%. That underestimates income growth.

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How much more difficult is it to buy a home?
22 February 2019

The estimated number of homeless people in Britain is broadly comparable to the population of Iceland

The calculation includes the number of people living in temporary accommodation, hostels and those sleeping rough.

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The estimated number of homeless people in Britain is broadly comparable to the population of Iceland
18 December 2018

What’s happening to rented social housing in England?

Over four million homes were rented from councils or housing associations in England in 2017.

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What’s happening to rented social housing in England?

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