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London’s Poverty Profile 2013
Hannah Aldridge
and
Tom MacInnes
London Poverty Profile 2013

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London poverty breakdown
Housing and welfare reform
London’s poverty geography
C...
LONDON POVERTY BREAKDOWN
Poverty in London:
10 years ago and now
Total number in poverty
has hardly changed.
But they are not the same
people, or a...
There have been changes by work tenure, and location
Overall it’s a mixed picture…
HOUSING AND WELFARE REFORM
Housing and welfare reform
• The proportion of households in London
claiming housing benefit 26% in 2012 (20% for
England ...
Housing options: the national caps
Singles and couples without
children

Couple with one child and single
with two childre...
Housing options: the local caps

Outer London faces huge demand for low cost PRS
LONDON’S POVERTY GEOGRAPHY
Unemployment rate
2007-09

Rank

Rate

2010-12

Rank

Rate

1

Tower Hamlets

9%

1

Barking & Dagenham

10%

2

Lambeth

...
Inner East & South
Outer East & North East
Outer West & North West
CONCLUSIONS
Behind the statistics
• Capacity: less help from support/advice
agencies?
• Complexity: tougher eligibility and applicatio...
Inner London LHA claims
Key points
•
•
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Solving poverty or shifting poverty?
London’s growing gap from the North
Housing, housing, housing
Loc...
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  1. 1. London’s Poverty Profile 2013 Hannah Aldridge and Tom MacInnes
  2. 2. London Poverty Profile 2013 1. 2. 3. 4. London poverty breakdown Housing and welfare reform London’s poverty geography Conclusions
  3. 3. LONDON POVERTY BREAKDOWN
  4. 4. Poverty in London: 10 years ago and now Total number in poverty has hardly changed. But they are not the same people, or at least the same type of people.
  5. 5. There have been changes by work tenure, and location
  6. 6. Overall it’s a mixed picture…
  7. 7. HOUSING AND WELFARE REFORM
  8. 8. Housing and welfare reform • The proportion of households in London claiming housing benefit 26% in 2012 (20% for England in 2012) • Average housing benefit amount £132 per week (£92 for England) • …Impact of reforms will be boarder and deeper in London
  9. 9. Housing options: the national caps Singles and couples without children Couple with one child and single with two children Couple with two children Inner London is ‘unaffordable to small families, all of London is ‘unaffordable’ to larger ones
  10. 10. Housing options: the local caps Outer London faces huge demand for low cost PRS
  11. 11. LONDON’S POVERTY GEOGRAPHY
  12. 12. Unemployment rate 2007-09 Rank Rate 2010-12 Rank Rate 1 Tower Hamlets 9% 1 Barking & Dagenham 10% 2 Lambeth 8% 2 Newham 10% 3 Newham 8% 3 Tower Hamlets 9% 4 Lewisham 8% 4 Ealing 8% 5 Hackney 7% 5 Lambeth 8% 6 Southwark 7% 6 Southwark 8% 7 Barking & Dagenham 7% 7 Waltham Forest 8% 8 Hammersmith & Fulham 7% 8 Greenwich 8% 9 Brent 6% 9 Croydon 8% 10 Greenwich 6% 10 Enfield 7%
  13. 13. Inner East & South
  14. 14. Outer East & North East
  15. 15. Outer West & North West
  16. 16. CONCLUSIONS
  17. 17. Behind the statistics • Capacity: less help from support/advice agencies? • Complexity: tougher eligibility and application process make getting benefits harder • Compliance: (lone parents proving that they are working 16+ hours a week) • “Compositional fallacy”: even if anyone can get a job that doesn’t mean everyone can
  18. 18. Inner London LHA claims
  19. 19. Key points • • • • Solving poverty or shifting poverty? London’s growing gap from the North Housing, housing, housing Local implications of changing demand for services • What are the options for London’s organisations and powers to reduce poverty? • What is the role of UK government?
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