One of the key findings of the report is that 27% of Londoners live in poverty after housing costs are taken into account, compared with 20% in the rest of England. The majority of people living in poverty in London are in a working family – from 700,000 to 1.2m people in the last decade, an increase of 70%.

The fifth report in the series, London's Poverty Profile (LPP) 2015 looks at how London has recovered from the recession in terms of unemployment, out-of-work benefit claims and the quality of work available; how poverty and inequality have changed at a time when average incomes have been flat; how London's housing boom is affecting affordability, tenure patterns and housing benefit claims; and how local authorities have been managing their homelessness duty with reduced funds and restrictions due to welfare reform.

London's Poverty Profile is produced by the independent think tank New Policy Institute and funded by Trust for London.

Key Findings from LPP

London Poverty Profile