We challenge the next Mayor to take action on inequality. Support our campaign by signing our petition and send the message below to the candidates:
I call on you, as a candidate for the office of Mayor of London, to sign up to five steps for a fairer London.
“If Londoners elect me as Mayor I commit to immediate and long-term action to narrow the gaps between rich and poor, as a central and continuous priority for my administration, and to take five steps to a fairer London.
Help us persuade the candidates to sign up to five steps for a fairer London. Cut and paste the message above and email them at:
Our Manifesto for the Mayor of London:
Five steps for a fairer London Download here
Step One: Housing – put fairness and equity at the heart of efforts to tackle London’s housing crisis:
- intervene to tackle the broken property market, where only the very rich can afford to buy, where even young professionals are stuck paying extortionate rents, while new flats are kept empty by their investor owners.
- Bring down rents to truly affordable levels, so families don’t have to give over half their income to the landlord, and where taxpayers money is poured into the pockets of private landlords through Housing Benefit.
- Invest in new council homes for rent at prices that are truly affordable so that council homes are no longer only homes of last resort for the poorest.
- Make sure that new developments always contain a mix of properties so that people from all backgrounds can live together in the same neighbourhoods, making London once again a shared, open and honest city.
Step Two: Fair pay and fair incomes:
- launch a Fair Pay mark for employers to encourage all businesses to publish salary levels and reward those who achieve a ratio of ten to one between their highest and lowest earner.
- ensure that all Mayoral organisations introduce pay ratios and move towards becoming ten to one employers.
- re-double efforts to eradicate low pay, building on the London Living Wage
Step Three: A fair future for the next generation
- Lobby central government for fairer taxes so that everyone has a more equal start in life & taxes redistribute wealth from the top downwards
- Make sure that where you live, your race, gender or disability doesn’t unfairly limit your life chances
- Allocate more investment to help young people – reduce the cost of education, create real, paid apprenticeships, challenge un-paid internships
- challenge the super-rich, global corporations and the top of the financial services sector to stop taking grossly unfair rewards and recognize that businesses suffer, society suffers and our city is diminished by gross inequality
Step Four: Equity in all policies – we are all Londoners
- make sure transport and planning policies work to reinforce fairness and do all they can to narrow health, opportunity and income gaps – for example give young people free travel for their first six months of employment
- make sure London-wide education programmes target resources at the most disadvantaged, but involve all young people
Step Five: Shine a spotlight on fairness and inequality
-establish a standing, city-wide, representative fairness commission, to monitor changes over time, highlight areas of concern, identify new and better responses and celebrate the successes of Londoners, as together ,we make the city a fairer place.
Inequality is tearing at London’s social fabric. We need a Mayor who understands that money is power and that it needs to be shared out more equally.
We know that inequality is bad for us and bad for our city. This manifesto sets out five steps for the next Mayor of London to begin the task of turning London from a global capital of inequality to a global capital of equity and fairness.
We call on the next Mayor of London to sign up to five steps for a fairer London.
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