Responding to the report by Civitas on the number of young people living at home, the Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, said:
“These figures show that our national housing shortage remains one of the most pressing issues we face, especially for young people, who are increasingly unable to afford their own place.
“Councils want to ensure that a mix of homes to rent and buy are affordable and available for those people that need them. By recently lifting the housing borrowing cap, the Government has accepted our call for councils to play a leading role in solving our housing crisis.
“A genuine renaissance in council housebuilding would not only boost housing supply, but increase affordability and the number of people able to get on the housing ladder. For that to happen, councils also need to be able to set Right to Buy discounts locally and keep 100 per cent of their sales receipts to replace every home sold.”