Analysis
Analysis

How do you get more homes built in Outer London?

Figures released by London First at its Building London Week event revealed that of the 26,458 new homes completed across the capital during 2017, only 3,278 were in Outer London, or just over 12%. That is despite the […]

News

LSE report: London needs ‘common plan of action’ across housing sector

London needs the key participants across its house-building sector to work together more productively if a sustained increase in its supply of housing is to be achieved, according to a new report by academics at the London […]

Analysis
Analysis

Q&A: London First’s Jasmine Whitbread on Brexit, business and doing good

London First defines itself as a business membership organisation on a mission to make London the best place in the world for business. It represents the views and interests of an array of the largest companies in […]

Analysis

What can council-owned housing companies in London do?

Government underfunding of affordable housing in London and the limits it imposes on councils’ freedom to borrow to build have produced a flourishing of what are called local housing companies among the capital’s boroughs. These are […]

Culture

The Barbican vision

The Barbican estate prompts mixed feelings. “The 1950s and early 1960s were generally acknowledged as the worst period of the century for London architecture,” writes Jerry White in London in the 20th Century. By its end, […]

Analysis

Sadiq Khan fends off Shaun Bailey over Haringey joint venture, but much was revealed about London Labour

The border between dazzling perception and base speculation can be blurred. I could be reading too much into yesterday’s Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) exchange between Sadiq Khan and Conservative London Assembly member Shaun Bailey over boroughs forming joint […]

News

Joint approaches needed to improve London’s private renting, says new report

London government should work more productively with landlords and developers to improve the capital’s private rented housing sector (PRS), according to a new report from regeneration practitioners’ network Future of London. Its conclusions, following a three-year research […]

News

LSE housing team gives qualified welcome to London Mayor’s draft housing strategy

Housing experts at the London School of Economic (LSE) have given a qualified welcome to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft housing policy, saying it has “many sensible and commendable policies” but warning that the intended […]