Keys to the future: Projecting housing tenure and poverty rates in later life

Keys to the future: Projecting housing tenure COVER

This report, based on new modelling research the charity Independent Age commissioned from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) shows that, on current trends, by 2040 the percentage of older private renters across the country could treble and forecasts the poverty rate in later life could almost double from 2.1 million to 3.9 million.

The research highlights the groups most at risk and how renters who are women or live with a disability and/or long-term condition could also be severely impacted if these projections become the reality. 

Independent Age shares projections based on the new research, as well as key statistics and six recommendations for policy change and intervention from UK government, governments across the nations, utility companies and local governments. This includes taking steps to update, insulate and modernise homes.