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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

The London Housing Commission: A call for evidence

In this call for evidence, the London Housing Commission solicited research, analysis and ideas on how to improve the housing market in the capital.

This call for evidence is now closed.

The London Housing Commission is being established to spearhead an ambitious programme of activity and research over the next nine months that will look at the critical issues facing the London housing market, and set out a new housing strategy for the next mayor of London.

This call for evidence offers an opportunity to be part of that process, and is aimed at all businesses, organisations and individuals who wish to contribute their research, analysis and policy ideas concerning the future of the London housing market. It seeks to bring together existing research, and the valuable experiences of those working in the housing sector in London, and put it at the disposal of the Commission, which will consider that evidence as it develops a 10-year strategy for driving greater housing development, addressing affordability issues, and improving private renting in the capital.

The aim of the London Housing Commission is to define and articulate a clear housing strategy for London to boost supply, tackle affordability issues, and address failings in the private rented sector over the period of 2016 to 2020 and beyond. Its objectives will be threefold.

  1. To set out a clear strategy to more than double housing delivery for the capital, and to hold development at these higher levels.
  2. To address affordability in the capital in order to bring what Londoners pay for their housing more into line with their incomes.
  3. To provide a series of practical, concrete proposals for improving the quality of the private rented sector for the rapidly growing number of tenants that it houses.

The deadline for submissions was Monday 12 October 2015.

See this page for more information about the London Housing Commission, and contact [email protected] with any queries.