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Description and Purpose

This data companion pack is a resource intended to frame and be read alongside the linked rapid review of evidence for interventions to address the cost of living crisis (available on the Institute of Health Equity website) .

The resource provides intelligence and context on the cost of living crisis in London only, while the accompanying rapid review of evidence for interventions to mitigate the impacts of the rising cost of living on London, contains the recommendations for action.

  1. This pack is intended to provide a high-level overview of the impacts of the costs of living crisis on London and the need Londoners have for support to deal with the cost of living crisis through intelligence available in the public domain. 
  2. This pack identifies how certain groups in the population already experiencing health inequalities are at greatest risk of poverty and worsening health due to the cost of living crisis.
  3. Given there are significant gaps in intelligence available, this pack also highlights these gaps and limitations in our understanding.


It will be useful for health leaders, analysts, officers, and policy makers from local and regional government, integrated care systems, NHS, academia, VCS organisations and partners across London to support their work to address the costs of living crisis by

  • Advocating for the need for action to address the rising cost of living given impacts on health and health inequalities ​
  • Framing the context for the interventions highlighted in the linked rapid review of interventions​
  • Engaging communities ​

​Development of this resource

The Institute of Health Equity (IHE), Greater London Authority (GLA) Health, GLA City Intelligence Unit, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities London (OHID), Association of Directors of Public Health London (ADPH), and NHSE have collaboratively produced this report, as part of the Building the Evidence (BTE) programme of work

  • The sources of data available and topics included have been identified from existing published data, working in partnership through iterative discussion 
  • The resource is provided in PDF and PowerPoint format to support colleagues in their work to
  • There is no current plan for periodic updates of this resource, though this will be discussed on completion of this programme of work