Trust for London’s Poverty Profile: 2020 was published this week. Among the key findings were:
- After housing costs, 28% of Londoners are living in poverty
- 76% of children in poverty in London are in working families – an increase of 8%, or 80,000 children, from five years ago.
It is troubling to think this was the picture before COVID-19 hit. In a statement on Twitter, they said “Let’s use this as a baseline to measure the impact of #COVID19 on poverty in our city & work together to create a fairer London.”