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Affordable capital? Housing in London

Affordable capital? Housing in London

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London is an expensive place to have a home. It faces unique challenges that combine to produce an increasingly unaffordable market for would-be owners and tenants alike. In particular, the government's welfare reforms will have a significant impact on the ability of London's citizens to buy or rent a decent home.
London is an expensive place to have a home. It faces unique challenges that combine to produce an increasingly unaffordable market for would-be owners and tenants alike. In particular, the government's welfare reforms will have a significant impact on the ability of London's citizens to buy or rent a decent home.

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Institute for Public Policy Research
Phil McCarvill,Declan Ganeyand Matt Grifth
May 2012© IPPR 2012
REPORT
 AFFORDABLE CAPITAL?
HOUSING IN LONDON
 
 ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr Phil McCarvill
is an associate fellow of IPPR.
Declan Ganey
is an independent research consultant specialising in labour market and social securitypolicy.
Matt Grifth
is an associate fellow of IPPR.
 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 This independent research was made possible by support received from Peabody and the Trust for London. It forms part of IPPR’s fundamental review of housing policy, which hasbeen generously supported by the Oak Foundation, Orbit Group, Amicus Horizon, HomeGroup, Family Mosaic, Residential Landlords Association, Joseph Rowntree Foundation,Dolphin Square Foundation, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Wates. The authors would like to thank Toby Lloyd (head of policy, Shelter), StephenSnead (director of strategy and planning, Peabody), Steve Hilditch (independenthousing consultant and editor, Red Brick), and Alan Benson (head of housing andhomelessness, GLA) for their input and support. Thanks nally go to IPPR colleagues who provided a sounding boardand supported the project, especially Andy Hull, Jenni Viitanen, KatieSchmuecker, Graeme Cooke, Clare McNeil, Richard Darlington, Mark Ballinger and Nick Pearce.Responsibility for the research, including any omissions and errors,remains with the authors.
 ABOUT IPPR
IPPR, the Institute for Public Policy Research, is theUK’s leading progressive thinktank. We producerigorous research and innovative policy ideas for a fair,democratic and sustainable world.We are open and independent in how we work, andwith ofces in London and the North of England, IPPRspans a full range of local and national policy debates.Our international partnerships extend IPPR’s inuenceand reputation across the world.IPPR4th Floor14 Buckingham StreetLondon WC2N 6DF T: +44 (0)20 7470 6100E: info@ippr.orgwww.ippr.orgRegistered charity no. 800065 This paper was rst published in May 2012. © 2012 The contents and opinions expressed in this paper arethose of the author(s) only.
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