Research reveals Bexley’s poverty profile

PUBLISHED: 10:56 15 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:56 15 October 2013

Bexley is among the worst London boroughs when it comes to landlord reposessions and low paid jobs, according to new figures investigating poverty across the capital.

London’s Poverty Profile, released yesterday, looks at 21 wealth indicators across income, inequality, housing, health, education and benefit reforms, considering progress since the last report published in 2011.

Bexley also struggles when it comes to benefit polarisation, schools at or above capacity and housing benefit claims.

More than 35 per cent of people who rent privately make housing allowance claims while almost 28 in every 1,000 people have been handed a landlord repossession order.

Overall the borough has seen no change compared to the rest of London in the last two years.

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