London property developer, Anthology, has sworn their commitment to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s Employer Housing Pledge, part of the Fifty Thousand Homes campaign in a bid to retain and support young talent in London.
The property development sector continues to grow as demand for housing rises, and supporting the property professionals of the future ensures London and the UK continues to provide high-quality housing for generations to come.
The Employer Housing Pledge, launched in January by Sadiq Khan with business organisation London First, aims to help workers cope with London’s house prices; providing employers with a great opportunity to demonstrate leadership in alleviating housing costs for their employees.
To help workers with housing costs, employers are encouraged to offer loans to staff to cover their rental deposit as well as committing to pay staff the London Living Wage, provide housing advice and offer flexible working.
100,000 Londoners are now confirmed to have access to the employers' housing pledge– with 23 of the capital's employers now taking part, including Anthology, members of London First who is currently developing in Deptford, Hoxton, Wembley and Tottenham Hale.
Mark Dickinson, Managing Director of Anthology said: “It’s a great honour to be one of the first employers to show our commitment to the Employer Housing Pledge. It’s an excellent incentive that will allow London to continue to attract young, rising stars of the future.
“It’s no secret that living in London is expensive. For many starting their career, London is their go-to city as it holds the key to such a diverse range of opportunities, but as prices continue to rise we risk losing some great talent to other cities.
“We’re thrilled to be committing to Sadiq Khan’s vision and will continue to support our employees and any future employees’ professional careers in London whilst at the same time supporting the build of the required homes, as a property developer in the Capital.
The Employer Housing Pledge is part of the Fifty Thousand Homes campaign committed to doubling housebuilding in London to at least 50,000 homes a year by the end of 2020, to protect and enhance the capital’s competitiveness as a global city.
Naomi Smith, Executive Director of Campaigns, said: “We’re thrilled that Anthology has signed London First’s housing pledges. Their leadership sets a great example to the rest of London’s employers and shows that they are ready and willing to join efforts with other businesses as well as London government to uncover every solution possible to keep talent in London.”
To find out more about the Employer Housing Pledge, please visit http://www.fiftythousandhomes.london/pledge
To discover more about the homes Anthology is providing in London, please visit https://anthology.london/ or If you feel you could offer something to the Anthology mix then please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 3540 9890