Andy Slaughter MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Housing and Shadow Minister for London, commenting on research for the Trust for London charity showing that 4 in 10 Londoners can’t afford a decent standard of living, said:
“This is a timely reminder that the growing national housing crisis is entrenched and endemic in London, and that the Government is doing next to nothing to resolve it. Indeed in many ways it is making it worse.
"For those on the London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, the only type of housing that is affordable in London is housing association or council rented property but both are under attack from right-to-buy and forced sale schemes.
"The Mayor of London is showing the way by insisting on high levels of shared ownership, London Living Rent and genuinely affordable social rented homes in new developments. But to get the volume and type of housing that Londoners can afford to rent or buy requires major initiative by central Government, not the vacuum in policy revealed in the recent White Paper.”
The full report can be read here.