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 discussed the lack of affordable workspace for SMEs and how the business rates increase will impact SMEs at a meeting on Tuesday 21 February.
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.
Watch previous Committee meetings.
Compiled a report, EU exit and London's businesses, which set out the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for London's businesses.
Sent a joint letter with the Mayor of London to the InterContinental Hotels Group about its commitment to become a London Living Wage employer.
Produced a report, EU migration, which looked at the risks and opportunities that might come from changes to immigration policy post-Brexit.
Published a report, EU exit: workers' rights and the London labour market, which set out robust and radical approaches to supporting low paid workers in a post-Brexit London.
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.
EU exit and London's businesses - April 2017
EU migration - February 2017
EU exit: workers' rights and the London labour market - February 2017
Apprenticeships: An un-level playing field - January 2017
EU exit and financial services - November 2016
Letter to the next Mayor of London on food poverty and malnutrition in older people - March 2016
Letter to the Secretary of State for Education on expanding childcare provision - March 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
Brexit wish list created by London Assembly to to protect capital's financial sector - The Wharf
The case for a more independent, post-Brexit London is gaining strength - The Guardian
Government told to 'get a grip' of Brexit at London Assembly meeting - The Wharf
Londoners do not have to take low pay and insecure jobs as a given - The Guardian
Poor part-time pay in London 'stops mothers working' - BBC 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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