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Private renters are more likely to be struggling with payments than those who own their homes, new research by the Resolution Foundation suggests. The think tank concludes one in eight private renters have fallen behind with housing costs since the coronavirus crisis began, compared to one in 12 mortgaged home owners. Its report is based on a YouGov survey of around 6,000 adults in the UK. The government says it took action to support renters during the pandemic. The action, which the government calls "unprecedented" includes banning evictions for three months and increasing the Local Housing Allowance. Lindsay Judge, principal policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said renters ten... Full story

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