London’s Poverty Profile (LPP), commissioned by Trust for London, provides evidence on and insight into poverty and inequality in London. It shines a light on these issues to prompt action from local and national government, the third sector, faith groups, practitioners, experts, businesses and the public.
Many Londoners struggle to make ends meet, secure good quality affordable housing, or tie down the decent work they need to lift themselves above the poverty line. As a result, poverty is higher in London than in any other region or country in the UK. Across a wide range of indicators, there is a gulf in outcomes between Londoners on low incomes and those who are better off, both in the capital and across the rest of the UK.
Even before Covid-19, London had the highest poverty rates in the UK according to figures released in the report. The data in London’s Poverty Profile, compiled before the pandemic, is an important baseline against which the impacts of Covid-19 on poverty in the capital can be measured.
Poverty continues to be higher in London than in any other region in the UK
Housing is a major driver of poverty and the housing crisis is getting worse
In-work poverty is rising
London experiences huge inequalities in wealth and shared opportunities
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