Rental deposit loans for key workers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-07-20
Session date: 
July 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2418
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

According to a recent report from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, over half of London's emergency service workers now live outside London. Similar to the City Hall staff policy, will you encourage other employers across the GLA group and in other public services to offer their staff rental deposit loans to support key workers living in London? 

Answer

Answer for Rental deposit loans for key workers

Answer for Rental deposit loans for key workers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is fairly straightforward for any employer to implement tenancy deposit loans, especially if they already offer similar benefits such as season ticket loans or the cycle to work scheme. I will therefore encourage the GLA functional bodies to take this up.