LSE Housing and Communities, Laura Lane and Anne Power
Published 9 July 2019
This research aims to understand the links between work, low pay, benefits, credit, debt, and savings among low-income households in East London. Our work around debt and financial resilience in Newham goes back a number of years to 2011 when Newham Council first approached LSE Housing and Communities in order to carry out qualitative research into financial resilience in the borough. Our final report (Facing Debt) in 2014 produced some key headlines and recommendations around 4 main areas: financial management, debt, welfare reform and overall impact of financial pressures on people’s lives.