When I bought my first house in the 80's, I had two part time jobs on the side to supplement my teacher's salary. It meant that I was only able to work forty hours a week as a teacher. In those days it was a perfectly adequate amount of time to devote to the job, whereas nowadays, I would likely be on a capability for working those sorts of hours. It really is quite simple- working people in this country should be paid an adequate salary to buy a house- it is not unreasonable aspiration - even if we do have to work a bit of overtime in the process. I don't have a problem with not being paid overtime in teaching, but I do have a problem with being expected to put in unpaid overtime, when I could be supplementing my income to help pay a mortgage. However, I suspect that when Great Britain hits the buffers after March 29th, house prices will take a massive hit, which might mean a chance for those lucky enough to keep their jobs of getting a foothold in the housing market.