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How the welfare reforms affect you: Hackney

How the welfare reforms affect you: Hackney

On average claimant households are set to be the 6th biggest losers as a result of the welfare reforms when compared to England. For those receiving housing allowance they will see their income cut on average by nearly £2000 and the 1% will see every claimant household £381, the second…

How the welfare reforms affect you: Tower Hamlets

How the welfare reforms affect you: Tower Hamlets

As the most deprived areas in the whole Britain it is no surprise that Tower Hamlets’ claimants are set to be hit hard as a result of the welfare reforms. Like all of ELL’s boroughs it ranks high on “bedroom tax” and Housing Allowance losses, ranking 11th and 10th respectively.…

The future of welfare reform in ELL boroughs: how will the changes affect the average claimant household

The future of welfare reform in ELL boroughs: how will the changes affect the average claimant household

On the first birthday of the Welfare Reform Bill, there is very little to cheer about for the nearly 200,00 benefit claimants across EastLondonLines’ four boroughs. In April last year, the coalition government introduced a piece of legislation which would change the lives of many of our ELL residents. The…

Hackney police stamp out Smartphone crime

Hackney police stamp out Smartphone crime

Hackney’s theft and handling crimes have seen a significant drop in the last twelve months, according to recent data released by the Metropolitan police. This is following a successful two-pronged attack by a team of 600 police officers in Hackney, committed to increasing awareness of Smartphone theft and limiting opportunities…

East End to be transformed by fifty-five tower blocks

East End to be transformed by fifty-five tower blocks

Tower Hamlets is top location in London for tower blocks, with 55 currently in the pipeline a survey has revealed. Data compiled by New London Architecture (NLA) shows that the capital is about to experience a surge in high rise buildings, 236 to be precise, which if completed will have…

Property prices in Shoreditch overtake Notting Hill Gate

Property prices in Shoreditch overtake Notting Hill Gate

East really is the new west as Shoreditch has overtaken Notting Hill Gate in the average price for a one bedroom flat under the £1m mark. Shoreditch now matches and overtakes Notting Hill Gate in both the price per square foot and the average price for one bedroomed flats under…

Lewisham second worst borough for tree felling

Lewisham second worst borough for tree felling

Vulnerable Lewisham residents who suffer from heart and lung conditions could face an increased respiratory risk this summer, after it is revealed the borough is the second worst for tree felling in the capital. Data released through the Freedom of Information Act showed that Lewisham Council planted 139 street trees but felled…

The rise of the Foodbank: 6,500 EastLondonLines residents forced to visit foodbanks in last eight months

The rise of the Foodbank: 6,500 EastLondonLines residents forced to visit foodbanks in last eight months

The social impact of the welfare reforms has been wide reaching, with often the most vulnerable being hardest hit. Today we look at the rise of the foodbank, and how a growing number of ELL’s residents are turning to them as a means of subsistence, as they attempt to deal…

Sanctions on the increase: Number of claimants losing JSA benefit reaches record levels across ELL boroughs

Sanctions on the increase: Number of claimants losing JSA benefit reaches record levels across ELL boroughs

Continuing ELL’s look into the impact of the welfare reforms brought in by the coalition government, today we investigate Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions and the increasing number of East London Line residents having their benefits removed. Long-time Hackney resident Peter Adebayo, 38, had his benefits cut last year after he was…

Fascinated by the pre-fab: a look at Britain’s war housing

Fascinated by the pre-fab: a look at Britain’s war housing

The Excalibur Estate in Catford is the largest surviving prefab housing estate with 186 bungalows, that is until later this year when Lewisham Council is set to bulldoze all but six to make way for 371 new properties. Before the council move in, photographer Elisabeth Blanchet has opened “The Prefab…