Londoners say UK needs more homes

A new survey has found that Londoners see the greatest need for house building in the UK.

68% agree that more new homes are required - a higher proportion than the national average of 56% and those in the North where only 52% agreed.

Londoners want more house building in the UK Credit: Reuters

The findings form part of a nationwide study by financial firm Genworth highlighting the difficulties Britons face trying to get a foot on the property ladder.

It showed that 81% of British adults feel that saving for a deposit remains the key obstacle to owning a home.