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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28% of Londoners in poverty

The capital has problems with child poverty, young adult unemployment, low pay and high housing costs according to the study Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The fourth edition of London's Poverty Profile shows that 28% of people in London are in poverty. This is seven percentage points higher than the rest of England and of the 20 English local authorities with the highest levels of child poverty, seven are in London.

The unemployment rate in London at 7% is still higher than the England average, while in the 'Olympic boroughs' of Barking & Dagenham and Newham it is 10%, higher than any of the major English cities.

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