London councils unite to reveal pockets of poverty

By Deven Ghelani | 15 April 2019

Eighteen London borough councils have been collaborating for two years to bring together important administrative data on the financial security of 550,000 low income families. Analysis of their data reveals where London’s poverty hotspots are and how authorities might better support struggling households.

The project is funded by the Trust for London and the figures that result from it have been brought to life in the new publicly-available Living Standards Index for London. The Index’s interactive map allows anyone to explore where London’s poverty hotspots are and the types of households affected.

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