Brighton and Hove among most expensive places to live, report says Brighton News

BRIGHTON and Hove are one of the least affordable towns in the UK for people on minimum wage, according to a recent study.

The research, conducted by Investing Reviews, found the city has the highest monthly cost of living in South East England at £ 1,615.

People over 23 on minimum wage in Brighton and Hove were borrowing an average of £ 259 per month to cover their expenses.

This compares to Westminster, which ranked first, where minimum wage workers borrow an average of £ 2,093 per month, with a monthly cost of living of £ 3,449.

In contrast, Bradford was ranked as the most affordable city, with a cost of living of £ 1,015 per month and disposable income for minimum wage workers above 23 of £ 341.

City Councilor David Gibson, Co-Funding Officer and Housing Co-Chair at Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “We are fully aware that the national minimum wage is not a real living wage and too often does not cover the cost. of life, especially in the South East.

He added that nearly 750 local employers have signed up for the city’s living wage campaign, and called on more businesses to join in “to see the benefits of a fair wage.”

Cllr Gibson noted the council’s efforts to provide more affordable housing and housing for the homeless and lobbied the government for the power to introduce rent controls, and said the council was developing a housing agency. ethical non-profit rental.

He said: “Council teams can also help low-income people, including through our municipal tax reduction program, and debt counseling and help.

“Yet we are also in a position where, regardless of the minimum wage, attempts to lift people out of poverty are undermined by national policy, including recent cuts in universal credit.

“In addition to our broader campaign for a universal basic income, we will continue to push for the government to ensure living wages, affordable housing and a social security system that truly lift people out of poverty and end poverty. punitive social cuts. . ”

Complete list of the least affordable cities for people on minimum wage

  1. Westminster
  2. London
  3. Saint-Alban
  4. Bath
  5. Brighton and Hove
  6. Edinburgh
  7. Durham
  8. Oxford
  9. Cambridge
  10. York

Complete list of the most affordable cities for people on minimum wage

  1. Bradford
  2. Stoke-on-Trent
  3. Kingston on Hull
  4. Aberdeen
  5. Wakefield
  6. Gloucester
  7. Derby
  8. Worcester
  9. Dundee
  10. Sheffield

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