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Sadiq Khan hits annual target for starting new affordable homes

Construction of over 12,500 new affordable homes was started in London during the 2017/18 financial year, surpassing the yearly target Sadiq Khan has set for himself, according to government figures just published by City Hall. Work […]

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Estate regeneration: the case for residents’ ballots

The news that Sadiq Khan will give residents a veto over regeneration schemes on social housing estates will be welcomed by the 350,000 Londoners who might be affected by plans to demolish their homes. Regeneration of […]

Analysis

Q&A: Newham Labour mayoral hopeful Rokhsana Fiaz on gentrification, community involvement and Sir Robin Wales

Rokhsana Fiaz has been a Labour councillor for Custom House ward in the south of Newham since 2014. Aged 47, she was shortlisted yesterday for her party’s mayoral candidate selection contest and is the sole challenger […]

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Labour Newham mayor hopeful Rokhsana Fiaz pledges referendum on mayoral system

The mayoral system in Newham could be brought to an end under proposals to be announced by local councillor Rohksana Fiaz as she launches her campaign to replace long-serving incumbent Sir Robin Wales as Labour’s candidate for […]

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Q&A: Sir Robin Wales on his record, the ‘trigger ballot’ saga and why he deserves a fifth term as Newham Mayor

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales is long serving local authority leader in a part of East London undergoing massive change. He now faces a re-selection contest after a controversial “trigger ballot” outcome was nullified. Such […]

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Katharine Hibbert: property guardian companies are a force for good in tackling London’s housing crisis

Katharine Hibbert has considerable experience of meeting London’s housing and other cost of living challenges. She wrote a book about it. In 2011, she set up a business to help others find homes they can afford. This is […]

Analysis

Q&A: Bob Neill MP on London Conservatism, Brexit and the capital’s future

Bob Neill has been the Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst since winning a by election in June 2006. Before that he was a member of the very first London Assembly, elected in 2000 and […]

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 […]

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The choice before Labour members in Haringey

From tonight, branches of the Labour Party in Haringey begin choosing their candidates for next year’s borough elections in an atmosphere made inclement by anger, division and mistrust. Across the city, members enthused by the rise of […]

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Universal Credit: worry, arrears and ‘desperate stories’ emerge from London roll out

Not enough attention has been paid to the Smith Institute‘s recent study of the effects of the government’s Universal Credit policy on social housing tenants in parts of London. It underlines how the early roll […]