18 Jul 2023
Why aren’t young Britons flying the nest?

More than half of 20- to 24-year-olds in England and Wales are living with their parents, re-nesting in the family home to save money. So what are they doing with the spare cash they have that isn’t going on the rent? And how does living at home as an adult change your outlook on the future?

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