Welfare changes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2448
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What discussions has the Mayor of London had about the likely movement of people from inner to outer London boroughs such as Waltham Forest as a result of the government's welfare changes?

Answer

Answer for Welfare changes

Answer for Welfare changes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have had many discussions about welfare reform, and my Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, as well as my officials, regularly meet with London boroughs and government. These discussions rightly accept that some households receiving taxpayer-funded benefits will have to make the choices that most working households make about where they can and cannot afford to live.