Londoners living in poverty

A new study reveals that 28% of Londoners are in poverty. And according to research commissioned by independent charitable foundation Trust for London, a quarter of all households rely on housing benefit to meet their housing costs.

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13 of 19 outer boroughs unaffordable on housing benefit

Housing benefit will no longer cover private renting costs for many families Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Housing benefit will no longer cover the housing costs of private renting, workless families with 3 or more children anywhere in London.

For low-income single adults without children, a third of London's boroughs (34%) are unaffordable under the welfare reforms.

Demand for the cheapest properties means that even 13 of London's 19 outer boroughs are unaffordable for families reliant on housing benefit.

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