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The UK is in the middle of the biggest housing crisi in a generation. The sale of state owned housing and the lack of replacement stock, means that rents consume a large chunk of people wages.

Over 40% of ex-council owned homes are now rented privately. See HERE for details.

Many of these are either fully or partially paid for by the tax payer though the benefit system. So to be clear PRIVATE LANDLORDS are being subsidised by us the TAX PAYER.

Housing benefits dwarfs other parts of the benefits system.

Many young people have little chance of owning their own home. The Independent has a good article about the problem HERE