Jobs in housing

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I understand your office uses the government's estimate that for every home built, two jobs are created. However given that only 8,114 homes were completed in London during the 2012/13 financial year as a result of your programme (which would suggest 16,228 jobs) can you account for the 21,332 jobs in housing created in 2012/13 thanks to GLA group projects and programmes, according to table two of Investment and Performance Board's 'measuring jobs - progress report' from 6 August 2013?


Answer for Jobs in housing

Answer for Jobs in housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

8,114 affordable homes were completed in London during 2012/13, with a further 1,100 homes completed for the 'open market'. This is a total of 9,214 homes completed in London during 2012/13.

The remainder of the jobs in housing created during 2012/13 are accounted for through the Decent Homes programme.