Our response to the Mayor of London’s consultation on intermediate housing

Published on September 29, 2020

Published on September 29, 2020

Consultation Deadline: 11 October 2020

The Mayor of London is consulting on ways of improving the affordability of shared ownership and his ‘London Living Rent’. Launching the consultation in August, the Mayor pitched this as a way of thanking ‘London’s Covid heroes’.

This is political opportunism that insults low income key workers. In our response, we argue that “The Mayor knows very well that large numbers of the key workers who have been most at risk during the pandemic are the front-line working-class workers who, by and large, are not able to afford, nor are eligible for, intermediate housing.

“These include: construction and transport workers, security guards, caretakers, carers, cleaners, shop-workers and nurses, many of whom are in insecure employment.”

We’ve published our response in full here. Please feel free to adapt and make use of it in your own response to the consultation.

Consultation responses can be sent to housingstrategy@london.gov.uk by Sunday 11th October.