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03

Nov

Poverty has not left east London, but it has changed

One of the big changes in this year’s London’s Poverty Profile is around the “good news” – falling numbers of people claiming out of work benefits, rising numbers of people in work…

  • Category: Income and Poverty

26

Oct

The other side of London’s success

Last week’s London’s Poverty Profile shows poverty continuing to change in London, with growing in-work poverty and housing stress, even with a labour market recovery. …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

17

Jun

Housing benefit cuts in London push low-paid families into poverty

As the latest data shows London’s rents are more than double the national average, our report looks what this means for working and workless poor in the capital and the impac…

  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

15

Apr

The 'safety net' for private renters is shrinking fast

In the third of our safety net series we look at the role housing benefit and how, through a series of subtle changes, the safety net for renters is shrinking fast. There are two …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

15

Jan

Poverty and Inequality in London

This presentation gives an overview of some of the key changes in poverty patterns across London. The analysis looks at a range of indicators for London, how they have changed over…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

23

Oct

Living within the benefit cap in Haringey

As government is forced to defend the lack of savings from the overall benefit cap on the basis that aims to returns fairness to the system, we consider what the budget really is l…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

17

Oct

Is London’s poverty shifting to the suburbs?

In the report we published this week with the Trust for London, we looked at the changing pattern of poverty in the capital. A key finding of the report is that the pattern of…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

14

Oct

Big changes in London poverty patterns

Today, Trust for London published our London Poverty Profile 2013; the fourth in series of reports looking at a range of indicators of poverty and disadvantage. These include low i…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

04

Sep

Why are so many more people now paid below the Living Wage?

The striking headline statistic in today’s report on Low Pay  from the Resolution Foundation was that: 4.8 million Britons (20% of all employees) earn below the Living Wage – a le…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Work and Pay

14

Aug

If the public pays for the super sewer it should own it too

Thames Water’s proposal to levy a £30 surcharge on its 14 million customers to help pay for the super sewer is an opportunity that no populist politician worth their salt would mis…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Services

03

Jul

The least known housing benefit change is having the biggest impact

In 2013, following years of increase, the number of private rented housing benefit claims in Inner London fell whilst in Outer London it continued to grow. Many commentators have a…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

19

Mar

London's booming - the capital is no longer the UK's unemployment hotspot

Last week, the Office for National Statistics released its estimates of economic growth across the regions and countries of the UK. Accompanying these stats was an infographic show…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

25

Feb

The poor in London: priced out?

Last week, Darren Johnson, one of the Green Party’s members in the London assembly, claimed that new housing benefit figures showed rising numbers of low income families being pric…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

13

Jul

Measuring poverty in London

The most recent poverty statistics for London, updated here , once again confirm the patterns we have been highlighting since 2009 in the London’s Poverty Profile reports. Firstly,…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty

19

Jun

Girls, boys, poor, not poor, white, BME – pupils do better in London schools

Our new analysis of education statistics for London shows that children in London perform better than the English average at age 11 and 16. But what is striking is that this is tru…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

26

Apr

Moving people to Stoke won't be enough to cut the housing benefit bill

This week has seen a rash of news and comment pieces about the plans of some London boroughs to move housing benefit claimants to cheaper parts of the country. This has led to sugg…

  • Authors: Hannah Aldridge, Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

20

Oct

London's Poverty Profile

We launched our third London’s Poverty Profile report today. It looks at a range of indicators of poverty and disadvantage, from low income to ill health, covering housing, educati…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Income and Poverty