Alarming rise in number of households moved out of London

Increasingly people who live London don’t live in London – as figures have revealed that the number of households moved out of the capital by local authorities rocketed by nearly 50% in the first half of 2018.

Collated council stats spied by the Guardian show that over 1,200 households were moved out of London in the first six months of this year, with some moved as far away as Newcastle, Cardiff and even Glasgow.

The capital’s strained LAs have pointed to a lack of affordable housing and increasing homelessness as drivers of the exodus.

According to Westminster North MP Karen Buck, it’s almost impossible to get her constituents a local housing offer, adding that people ‘are struggling against the most appalling odds to hold their own lives together and above all to hold their kids’ lives together’.

Still, maybe chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget later today will go some way to address the dreadful situation? Let’s wait and see.

Anyway, one thing that’d probably help ease the migrations is an increase in council homes – and this event will detail how we can start building lots more.


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