Only top earners can afford to get on rural housing ladder, research says

Thatched Cottage

The debate over the coalition’s proposed planning reforms was given a fresh twist today with research from Hometrack revealing that only people paying the higher (40%) rate of tax can afford to buy housing in rural areas.

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