Published: 24th Jun 2020

The current coronavirus lockdown is hitting people in the capital hard, but the city retains its appeal as a place to live, according to a new survey. The survey is the first quarterly snapshot of Londoners by Centre for London, in partnership with Savanta. The survey found nearly half of Londoners (45%) have seen their disposable income fall since the beginning of the crisis, while one in six Londoners (17%) have seen their income increase. This compares to 44% and 13% across the UK. Almost a third (28%) of Londoners report they are struggling to make ends meet. This is highest for people with a disability (45%), parents with children aged under 18 (38 %), people who are new to the city (37%), part-time workers and renters (both 36%). But despite these experiences, Londoners remain positive about their city and perhaps counter-intuitively are not expecting to move out, according to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)