A months pay from becoming homeless

One in three workers in Yorkshire and Humberside could not pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their jobs, new figures from Shelter show.

The survey of working adults found 31 per cent could not pay their rent or mortgage from savings for more than a month.

And 17 per cent of those said if they lost their jobs and couldn’t secure a new one right away, they couldn’t pay their rent or mortgage at all.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter said: “These figures paint an alarming picture of a nation where the buffer between having a home and potentially becoming homeless is a single pay check.”

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