Crisis fears mount as private renting grows

The Financial Times features comments from Ruth Porter

The Financial Times featured comments from Ruth Porter on the private rental market.

Ruth Porter, spokeswoman for the right-leaning Institute for Economic Affairs, said that “subsidising the market then pushes up costs even more”.

“That money is lining the pockets of the private landlords, so they have become a vested interest in the system,” she said, adding that the answer was to liberalise the planning system so more homes could get built.

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