Fifty Thousand Homes
London is one of the world’s leading cities, giving the UK a place on the global stage and acting as a gateway to investment across the country.
But the capital has a serious housing shortage that is starting to limit its competitiveness.
Substantial increases in house prices and rental costs mean people from all walks of life are struggling to find accommodation.
London First has initiated a business-led campaign, Fifty Thousand Homes, to double house building in London by the end of the next Mayoralty in 2020, to protect and enhance the capital’s competitiveness as a global city.
The campaign was set up with the support of CBI London, FSB London, Shelter and others.
Read the latest ‘Scores on the Doors’ data on the Mayor’s progress towards house building targets.
As well as keeping the pressure up on house building, the campaign is working with London’s leading employers to help support workers through the housing crisis, with its Employer Pledges.
Contact Naomi Smith for further information
Download and read our publications on Fifty Thousand Homes.
- Reports (7 documents)
- Extreme Housing Pressure(PDF, 1.56MB, March 2016)
- London Housing - a crisis for businesses too(PDF, 1.12MB, October 2015)
- The Green Belt: A place for Londoners? (PDF, 6.43MB)
- Wasted Space to Living Place(PDF, 263.58K)
- Moving Out: how London’s housing shortage is threatening the capital’s competitiveness(PDF, 839.01K)
- Carrots and Sticks: A targets and incentives approach to getting more homes built in London(PDF, 289.44K)
- Redefining Density: Making the best use of London's land to build more and better homes(PDF, 5.19MB)