New research by MORI has revealed two thirds of people in the North-East believe buying a home today means taking on too much debt.

In addition, 86 per cent believe future generations will find it more difficult to afford their own home.

The poll, commissioned by the National Housing Federation, which represents 1,400 housing associations looked at people's attitudes to home ownership, renting and shared ownership. Two thirds of people in the North-East say they need to move away from where they grew up because they can't afford to buy or rent in their area