Ownership structures in London

MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Recent research shared with the Guardian has shown that half of England is owned by less than 1% of its population. Has any analysis been done to reflect land ownership structures in London?


Ownership structures in London

Ownership structures in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This research was undertaken by Guy Shrubsole and included in his book ‘Who Owns England?’ 2019. Other than this, I am not aware of any specific analysis of land ownership structures in London. However, my team is currently working on mapping publicly-owned land, drawing on land registry data and building on the early work of the London Land commission.

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