Cost of Living Hub (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Neil Garratt Neil Garratt Conservative

How much funding have you provided for your Cost of Living Hub and how long is it currently planned to run for?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Cost of Living Hub was developed and built in-house by GLA officers at no additional cost.

I have allocated £3.7m from the 2022-23 GLA budget for actions in response to the cost of living. Part of this funding will be used to  improve the usability and accessibility of the hub; support targeted awareness raising of the hub through targeted community engagement; and fund the development of new or existing third-party digital tools that can be signposted to from the hub.

The remainder of the £3.7m funding will focus on ensuring we can reach Londoners who are digitally excluded or who would benefit from accessing face-to-face support.

Separately to this, the hub and the support it offers will be promoted to Londoners through an online and in-person campaign funded through existing resource.

The hub will remain live while the cost of living crisis is still affecting Londoners.