Last year’s headline London’s Poverty Profile (LPP) report was published as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning to take hold. A year on, life has fundamentally changed. Well over 100,000 people across the country have lost their lives to the virus and three national lockdowns as well as constant restrictions on work and social activity have impacted very heavily on our economy and living standards.
This year’s headline LPP report takes stock of what we know so far about the impacts in London. The report shows that London has been hit particularly hard compared to many other parts of England, both in terms of its citizens’ health and its economy. The report also shows those living on the lowest incomes in the capital are most likely to have been hit hardest.