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


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.