The Economy Committee scrutinises the work of the Mayor relating to economic development, wealth creation, social development, culture, sport and tourism in London, including the Mayor’s role as chair of the London Enterprise Panel.
SME access to workspace
The Economy Committee will discuss the lack of affordable workspace for SMEs and how the business rates increase will impact SMEs at a meeting on Tuesday 21 February.
The guests are:
- Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive, Camden Town Unlimited
- Natalie Campbell, Co-founder and CEO, A Very Good Company
- Dr Patria Roman, Chair of Trustees, Latin Elephant and Member of Just Space Network
- Ben Johnson, Senior Advisor, Business and Digital Policy, Greater London Authority
- David Fletcher, CEO, Wimbletech Community Interest Company
Are you a SME? Does your business find it difficult to access workspace? How will business rate increases affect you? What can the Mayor do to support you more?
Tweet @LondonAssembly with #LDNworkspace and your questions and comments will be put to our expert panel.
If you prefer to email us your response please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Economy Committee has held a series of meetings focusing on the impact of the EU Exit on London's economy. Sessions have included impact on the financial services sector and SMEs, workers' rights, big business and migration.
Compiled a report, Apprenticeships: An un-level playing field, which set out a number of key recommendations to the Mayor to help improve the number of quality apprenticeships in London.
Published a report, EU exit and financial services, which looked at the impact of Brexit on this important sector for the UK economy.
Produced a report, London's Hourglass Economy, which looked at London's labour market and the state of London's economy since the 2008 financial crisis.
Visited two flagship London enterprises, Brompton Bikes and the Central Research Laboratory, to examine the current state of manufacturing in the capital. The Committee then wrote to the Mayor of London about the importance of manufacturing.
Visited Tech City to explore the barriers to inclusive growth facing London’s Digital Economy.
Apprenticeships: An un-level playing field - January 2017
EU exit and financial services - November 2016
Letter to the Mayor of London on manufacturing - February 2016
The Hourglass Economy: An Analysis of London's Labour Market - February 2016
Feedback and news coverage
What was said
In response to ‘A Mayoral Manifesto for the Digital Economy’, John McLaren-Stewart, Managing Director, AT&A Insurance Brokers and Tech London Advocate said:
"This a pretty cool bit of work. It cuts through the waffle, is erudite and gets straight to the point with a clear delivery. It could of course be replicated for the UK as a whole..."
In the news
Small nurseries could go to the wall over 30 hours - Nursery World
The capital needs more diverse tech talent, says London Assembly report - Computer Weekly
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