Third of families in non-decent homes

The Office for National Statistics has released its annual snapshot of life in Britain. It found there were 25 million households in the UK, with the average household numbering between two and three people, although the report highlights an increase in single-person households from 6 per cent in 1971 to 12 per cent last year. Almost a third of men and a fifth of women aged between 20 and 34 still live at home with their parents, but a third of families are living in non-decent homes and almost one in 10 are exposed to excessive cold due to a lack of heating or insulation.