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It is time for action on inequality in London - we need to narrow the gaps between us

London is one of the most unequal cities in the developed world. A growing body of evidence shows that the greater the gap between rich and poor, the more society is damaged and we all suffer.

As inequality rises so does crime, anxiety, distrust and mental illness increase. Inequality damages the health and educational chances of our children, rich and poor. Inequality fuels London's housing crisis, and it is bad for the economy, according to dangerous radicals like the Bank of England, the World Bank and the OECD. Economic inequality harms everyone. And these harms cost taxpayers billions. Our extreme inequality is plainly unjust. But London doesn't have to be like this.

My Fair London campaigns to make London a fairer city, a city where people trust each other, where families can thrive, where people come together. A fairer London would be a more civilised city, a city where life is getting better, a city that leads the world in tackling the many problems that face us.

We are a group of ordinary Londoners. We organise campaigns, support local groups, try to come up with ideas that will make a difference. One particular focus is to try and influence the Mayor of London his policies.

We are determined change our city for the better. Get involved. Sign up as a supporter. Check out the blog pages on this site to read more about inequality in London and what needs to be done.

Join us and help us create a fairer city for everyone 

FAIRER HOUSING, FAIRER PAY, BETTER HEALTH, BETTER EDUCATION, MORE TRUST, LESS CRIME

A FAIRER CITY FOR EVERYONE 

DOWNLOAD our MAYOR of LONDON 2016 Manifesto, sign our Petition or just come along to a meeting to find out more

We hold monthly open group meetings to plan our actions. We also organise regular public meetings and discussions about inequality, often with prominent speakers. Sign up as a supporter and you'll get regular emails keeping you up to date with our activities. Our meetings are usually on weekday evenings and start at 6:30pm

My Fair London is affiliated to the The Equality Trust, the national equality charity.

Featured petition


We challenge the Mayor to take action on inequality. Support our campaign by signing our petition below

We challenge Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to take action on inequality. Support our campaign by signing our petition and help us send a message to the Mayor.

We call on you, Sadiq Khan, as the elected Mayor of our city, to recognise the profound harm inequality is causing and to commit to our five steps for a fairer London.

As the Mayor of London we ask you to commit to immediate and long-term action to narrow the gaps between rich and poor, to make reducing inequality a central and continuous priority for your administration, and to take our five steps to a fairer London:

  1. put fairness and equity at the heart of your programme to tackle London’s housing crisis
  2. make fair pay and fair incomes central to your plans for London’s economy
  3. put fairness between generations, and between our communities at the centre of long-term planning for London
  4. ensure that all Greater London Authority policies are judged to help narrow the gap between rich and poor, so that all Londoners feel part of our city
  5. set up a standing Fairness Commission to assess and monitor the impacts of regional and national inequality

Help us persuade Sadiq Khan to take action on inequality. As well as signing the petition please cut and paste the message above and email him at: 

mayor@london.gov.uk

 

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5,000 signatures

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.

 DOWNLOAD OUR Our Manifesto for the Mayor of London:

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Latest Updates

Jul 09, 2018

A history of council housing

London’s housing crisis is a major concern for My Fair London. Below, MFL activist Joan Grant offers an extended review of John Boughton’s new book, Municipal Dreams: the rise and fall of council housing, (Verso, London, 2018) https://www.versobooks.com/books/2719-municipal-dreams John Boughton’s...

Jun 17, 2018

Inequality and education

MFL activist Tom McDonough reports on our most recent public meeting. Professor Diane Reay spoke to My Fair London on 10th May 2018. Mission impossible: educating our way out of inequality Professor Diane Reay explains how England’s education system merely reflects...

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