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How the next Mayor of London can tackle poverty and inequality

Author: Manny Hothi, Chief Executive, Trust for London

London is the wealthiest city in the world. But behind the appearance of prosperity, life for many Londoners is difficult.

There are many things to celebrate about this city, but the unacceptable levels of poverty and inequality will be the foremost challenge facing the next Mayor of London.

This is not a challenge that can be shirked. Hundreds of organisations across the city – many of whom we support – are showing what can or needs to be done to improve life for low-income Londoners. The next Mayor needs to learn from their work, champion their causes, and help scale the most promising initiatives.

We’ve gathered many of these ideas together to help the next Mayor of London appreciate what is possible, with a call to make progress against five goals: