New report examines short and long-term implications of COVID-19 on poverty and inequality

Planning for the recovery and the shift towards homeworking: implications for poverty in outer London Cover

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the lives of outer London’s five million residents – not least on people’s health and well-being – but seeks mainly to understand the after-effects and explore the options for change.

This report, published by The Smith Institute and supported by Trust for London, examines the short and long-term implications of Covid on poverty and inequality in outer London, with a particular focus on employment, low pay, housing and the shift towards homeworking.

The report makes a series of recommendations for both short- and long-term opportunities and risks under jobs, skills, housing and transport.