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Citizens Advice Westminster clients amongst the most disadvantaged in London


Citizens Advice Westminster clients face some of the toughest daily battles in London in dealing with all the key poverty indicators of housing, homelessness, benefit claims and low pay, according to the latest figures from London’s Poverty Profile Reportyoung_family_heritageblue

Westminster tops most of the charts ranking as:

  • the second most unaffordable borough in London, where renting a 2 bed home costs 105% of lower quartile earnings
  • the second lowest of all boroughs for ‘affordable’ new homes, with only 8% built between 2011/2014
  • registering an above average rate of homelessness acceptances, with almost half placed outside the borough
  • profiling one of the highest rates of households in temporary accommodation
  • one of the most unequal boroughs for pay and out of work benefits.

 

“If ever there were any doubt about the importance of our role,” said CEO Shirley Springer, “these latest statistics highlight the strong need for the continuing support and guidance we can provide to clients grappling with the daily challenges of poverty and inequality in their lives.”

 

For full details of the full range of key indicators and how Westminster compares with other London boroughs read the full report.

 

 


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