For much of the UK population, their family home is their biggest asset. In 2017, the Equity Release market passed £3billion of lending. There is an estimated £1.5tr of property wealth in hands of Britain’s over-55s and so there is potential for retirees and their housing equity to play a much bigger role in boosting UK GDP in years to come.
9 Feb 2018
The Rebuilding Britain Index Report (wave 6)
The findings in wave 6 of the RBI reveal that the current cost of living crisis presents a real danger of widening the existing inequalities found between and within different parts of the UK. Some of the findings that detail how difficult some households are finding it to cope in the current financial climate make for challenging reading. We must, however, use them to reaffirm how action is urgently needed, at a fundamental and structural level, to ensure we address the root causes of these inequalities and build better equity between our communities and resilience within them.
The Rebuilding Britain Index Report (wave 5)
The critical issue considered in this report is what steps the UK needs to take in order to build healthier infrastructures capable of supporting healthier behaviours in people’s everyday lives. The UK cannot hope to improve health outcomes, a vital prerequisite if we are to truly level up our communities, without considering the need to improve local infrastructure.
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