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CAPITAL STAFFING - HOUSING ALONE 'CANNOT SOLVE WORKFORCE CRISIS'

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Key worker shortages in the capital stem from broad 'quality of life' issues rather than just a shortage of afforda...
Key worker shortages in the capital stem from broad 'quality of life' issues rather than just a shortage of affordable housing, London Assembly members have warned.
The report, the first scrutiny of an issue outside the Greater London Authority's formal executive powers, says there is 'overwhelming evidence that housing solutions alone cannot solve the key worker crisis'.
Meg Hillier (Lab), who chaired the affordable housing scrutiny committee, said:
'Clearly, affordable housing has a key role to play in ensuring high quality services are provided, but it is only one element in ensuring such provision.
Ultimately this is an issue about the quality of life of key workers and of everyone living in London.'
The report calls for a full review of London weighting, noting that the last one was in 1974.
The assembly report urges ministers to 'assimilate refugees rapidly into the workforce'.
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