Rising levels of rent across London since 2007

  • In Barking and Dagenham rents have gone up 230% in 6 years
  • In Tower Hamlets tenants have faced a 150% rise
  • Newham rents have gone up by 115%

Source: Strutt and Parker

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Vote on affordable housing plan

The London Assembly has voted against the Mayor's plans for affordable housing, but Boris Johnson will still be able to push them through. Despite a twelve to nine majority vote, the motion did not achieve the two thirds needed to stop the plans.