"Figures showing the borough has the least affordable social housing in the country have prompted calls for action from campaigners and MP Stephen Timms.
I was genuinely shocked to see this report in the Newham Recorder last week. I'll raise a Councillors members enquiry to find out why the Council thinks our rents are so high. Newham is still a relatively low cost housing area in London? Are Housing associations rents to blame? Or are the so called "affordable" (80% average of market) rents for many new Council tenants?
|Average weekly social housing rent as a % of 10th percentile gross weekly salary: The 10 highest and lowest areas, England & Wales, 2014|
|Local authority code||Local authority name|
|W06000001||Isle of Anglesey|
|E09000013||Hammersmith and Fulham|
|E09000002||Barking and Dagenham|
|Source: Office for National Statistics, Stats Wales and Valuation Office Agency|