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London population to fall for first time since 1988 amid COVID-19 and Brexit

The population in London is set to decline for the first time in more than 30 years due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The change is being driven as well because of more people working from home leading to a reassessment of living arrangements. Official reports warn that London’s population could shrink by 300,000 this year, which would mean a decline for the first time since 1988.

Despite the situation, a spokesman for Sadiq Khan said: “The pandemic has had a profound effect on London and Londoners, but Sadiq is determined that the capital will recover to become cleaner, greener and fairer, with thriving neighbourhoods, improved wellbeing and a strengthened healthcare system.”

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