The latest official data, up to the end of March 2022, reveals that London has increased its housing stock by 8% during the years in which Sadiq has been Mayor.
Had the stock in the rest of England outside London grown at the same 8% rate as London since 2016, there would now be 21.7 million homes in England’s eight other regions – a 300,000 increase, equivalent to the government’s housing target for an entire year.
The Mayor has warned that there still remains a significant shortage of housing in the capital - particularly of social and genuinely affordable homes - and has called for unallocated funding to be given to London to spend.
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Sadiq Khan said: “I’ve made tackling London’s housing crisis a priority since the day I took office.
“We have got London building again, with the capital charging ahead of the rest of the country — and were it not for the inaction of ministers, there would be an extra 300,000 much-needed homes across the rest of England today.
“There is still a long way to go to fix the housing crisis in London and the government is putting our progress at risk by rowing back on targets.
“I’m using every power at my disposal to build a better, fairer and more prosperous city for all Londoners, but if ministers don’t invest the funding required into London and beyond, progress across the whole country could grind to a halt.”