Response: London Housing Commission

By: Pete Jefferys  Published: October 2015


Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)'s London Housing Commission, in advance of the 2016 London Mayoral elections.

Summary

London needs more decent, secure and affordable homes. The capital's population is growing by nearly 100,000 a year and the Mayor's own assessment says that 62,000 new homes per year will be required to meet London's growing need and address its backlog within a decade. In recent years, we failed to build even half that number, part of a long term trend of under-supply. Even worse, too few of the homes we do build are actually affordable to Londoners, instead many are snapped up by speculators who push up the price for everyone else.

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