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Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter report.
Those who lose homes in capital may increasingly be rehoused outside London as local authorities struggle with cuts.
Number of people working for themselves up by half in 15 years but their average pay down £60 a week, thinktanks say.
More than 13,000 workers underpaid by over £3.5m since 2014, but HMRC prosecution rate remain paltry despite employers breaking law.
Labour says sale of council and housing association property will force poorer people into expensive private rented accommodation.
Shadow housing minister says forcing councils to sell could see homes bought by overseas investors and buy-to-let landlords rather than those in housing need.
Shadow housing minister John Healey says government could build 100,000 council houses and housing association homes a year.
The discounts are bigger than those ever envisaged by Margaret Thatcher and amount to almost £4bn, a Guardian investigation has found.