While it is not the responsibility of business to fix the housing crisis, it is in the interest of employers to have a well-housed workforce.
The root cause of the crisis is that not enough homes have been built, but in an effort to encourage employers to help their staff with housing costs, we have created a set of Employer Housing Pledges, endorsed by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.
The pledges are divided into four sections, concerning staff pay, flexible working, housing advice and financial initiatives, with paying the London Living Wage being mandatory. We have lots of resources to help business implement the pledges.
Employers such as the GLA, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Westfield and Pinsent Masons have already signed. Our aim is to have 500,000 employees covered by the end of 2017.
Will you help us by encouraging your employer to pledge? Write to your employer.