Updated April 23, 2019 08:55:51 Britain is facing the same kind of “fascism” that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the UN has warned, with many households struggling to pay for essentials like heating and food.
Key points: Many households are facing a major affordability crisis in the UK after the Brexit vote The UN says the UK has failed to set a plan for how it will handle the crisis – but it could be more drastic than we know so far Key points: The UK has struggled to set an affordable plan for what to do with the growing number of people who don’t have the means to pay rent and the cost of living in the capital city Source: UN News article The UN’s Office on Budget and Policy is calling for a plan to be set out to help families who are “burdened with unaffordable rents and food costs”, in a bid to reduce the burden on the poorest people.
Many families in the south of England, for example, are struggling to find rent or food on a monthly basis, with some saying they don’t pay enough for food.
A spokesman for the UN’s office on housing, Sara Kibar, said it was important to have a plan “for people to have the basic needs of life and not just the necessities.”
“In London, we have a situation where households are paying more than they are getting back, and in a lot of cases people are struggling just to keep up with their rent and food, and that’s why we have the need for a housing plan, so that the poorest in society have the opportunity to keep their housing,” she said.
“There are some people who are paying almost as much as they earn, and many of them, unfortunately, are facing the possibility of homelessness.”
She said that the Government needed to create a “plan to help households to meet the basic housing needs of their families”, and that the UK was failing to set out a plan.
The Office on the Budget and the Policy of the United Nations (UN) has published a new report, “A Housing Plan for Britain”.
It was written by an international team of experts from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank, the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development, the OECD and the UN, with input from local housing authorities and social housing providers.
It found that there were 1.3 million people in the country without the ability to pay their rent, with the vast majority living in London and the South East.
In the South West, there were more than 5.4 million people living in social housing and 1.5 million living in private rented accommodation.
As well as being a huge burden for families, the report said there was also a huge “housing affordability crisis” across the UK.
Its authors said that as of April 2020, about 14 per cent of households in England and Wales were in a “housing shortage”, meaning they had less than $100,000 in the bank and were not able to pay the rent on time.
This “housing shortfall” is the equivalent of having to borrow $8,000 per person per month to pay basic rent for the year, they said.
In London, for instance, about 4.8 per cent were in this situation, with an average monthly income of about $1,300.
There was also evidence that many households were in “underperforming housing”, which meant they were paying “a disproportionately high share of their income to rent and maintain a household”.
The report called on the Government to “step up the pace” to address the “housing crisis” in the area.
It called on “a housing plan to create the social and financial stability needed for the poorest households, and for the future”.
“It is essential that a comprehensive and sustainable plan be set in place to support vulnerable households and those who are already at high risk of homelessness,” it said.
“The plan should include measures to address social exclusion and social disadvantage, and to ensure that social housing is affordable to all, including those with lower incomes.”
The UN also urged the Government and local authorities to “immediately ensure the right to buy is available in the local area” and to provide a plan on how the scheme would work.
A spokesperson for the UK’s Department for Communities and Local Government said: “We will do everything we can to help our communities as quickly as possible to meet our housing needs, including ensuring that all households in London are eligible for affordable housing.”
“We know that the vast number of homeless people in London have a long-term housing need and need more support, including on the way to affordable housing, which is why we are investing in new social housing.”
We will ensure that every single person in London is eligible for free council tax relief as soon as we can.
“Our Housing Plan