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 sets the scene regarding poverty in London and outer London and then divides into two main sections:
- Section one considers the effects of Covid and the immediate crisis
- and section two explores the longer-term implications of Covid, with particular regard to homeworking and planning for change.
The report makes a series of recommendations for both short- and long-term opportunities and risks under jobs, skills, housing and transport.