40% of households in four London boroughs claiming housing costs – report


Tory thinktank Bright Blue says largest increases in claims during first nine months of Covid were in cities

At least 40% of households in four London boroughs are having to claim help with affording a place to live as the economic impact of Covid-19 exacerbates the housing crisis in urban areas, analysis reveals.

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Research by the Conservative thinktank Bright Blue found that the most significant increases in the proportion of households claiming state support for housing costs in the first nine months of the pandemic were in cities – particularly London.

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