Two thirds of people living in private rented homes could be trapped into renting forever as they are unable to put any money aside for a house deposit, new research from Shelter shows.

Polling of private renters in England for Shelter has found that 5m people – 66 per cent of renters – are stuck in the “rent trap”. The situation for is getting worse, with the proportion of renters not saving anything towards a deposit jumping by 13 per cent in two years, the YouGov poll shows.