The PricedOut Index

 3,496,000 are Priced Out

The PricedOut Index is a unique monitor on the state of the UK housing market from the perspective of renters.

Our Index uses the most up-to-date official data to model how many taxpayers who are currently living in private rented housing are currently unable to afford homeownership. We draw on a detailed breakdown of income data and the latest prices currently being paid by first-time buyers.

The latest figures show that a total of 3,496,000 taxpayers are trapped renting by unaffordable house prices. This represents an increase of 258,000 since March 2013 when the Coalition government's "Help To Buy" schemes were launched.

258,000 renting taxpayers have been priced out by house price rises since the launch of 'Help To Buy'