Tag Archives: Nicky Gavron

Building regulations post-Grenfell

The London Assembly Housing Committee recently met to investigate the issues for social housing post-Grenfell. There, I asked whether strategic changes are needed in the quality, design and standards for future homes. It has been a long-held concern of mine … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes look at the first Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) of 2018

A welcome look behind the scenes at the first Mayor’s Question Time of 2018. As part of our role as Assembly Members we hold the Mayor and representatives of other bodies to account. One of the ways we achieve this is at Mayor’s Question Time (MQT). At the 18 … Continue reading

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Three Years on, Mayor is Failing to Tackle Rough Sleeping

Three years ago this month, Boris Johnson pledged to end rough sleeping in London by 2012. Today, faced with a perfect storm of unemployment, funding cuts, welfare reform and housing market failure, even more people are sleeping rough on London’s … Continue reading

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Interview: ‘Housing crisis endangers London’s social fabric’

Last week I was interviewed by young journalist Ed Challis about London’s housing crisis, including the issues of soaring rents and welfare reform (pdf). You can listen to the interview by clicking on the links below. http://audioboo.fm/boos/652280 http://audioboo.fm/boos/652275-nicky-gavron-the-mayor-is-silent-on-london-s-housing-crisis

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Housing budget in a pickle

The coalition government has slashed London’s housing budget by 60 per cent, although you wouldn’t know it from the press release. Under the cover of giving new powers to City Hall, a budget of £3 billion has been spun to … Continue reading

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Guide to Major Welfare Reforms Being Introduced and Planned for Introduction

London is characterised by mixed and diverse communities. For me – and I suspect millions of other Londoners, it is what makes London a great city. These mixed and balanced communities are also a major contributor to London’s economic and … Continue reading

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Countdown for Housing

In London, no one can be unaware that we are in the midst of a housing crisis. So the Co-operative Housing (Tenure) Bill is timely and welcome. With supply at an all time low, spiralling private sector rents and home … Continue reading

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