What is the Mayor doing to boost London’s economy?
The Mayor’s been working hard to support businesses and boost London’s economy. Here are a few of the ways he’s already helped:
1. Getting the best deal for London after Brexit
The Mayor has been holding regular meetings the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to discuss the Brexit issues affecting London. He has set up his Brexit Expert Advisory Panel and is working with them protect London’s economy and businesses over the years ahead.
2. Investing in skills and jobs for all Londoners
The Mayor wants to ensure Londoners have the right training and skills to succeed and that businesses have access to a workforce with the skills they require to create jobs and wealth for London. The Mayor’s new Skills for Londoners programme will work with businesses, Londoners, education and training providers so this can happen.
3. Supporting parents who work
High childcare costs and a lack of childcare places mean that many parents are being ‘locked out’ of work. The Mayor is helping employers make childcare more accessible for working families.
4. Appointed London’s first ever Night Czar
Amy Lamé will work to make London a truly 24-hour city. She will create a vision for a city that operates successfully 24/7, for all Londoners.
5. Helping to preserve and grow London’s vibrant markets
London has over 250 markets, which are an important part of our city’s culture. The Mayor has pledged to do all he can to ensure their revival continues and that they remain a vital part of life in the capital. He is recruiting a team of industry experts and business leaders to help London’s markets thrive.
6. Launched #LondonIsOpen campaign
Following the result of the EU referendum, the Mayor launched a campaign to show the world that London remains open to people, creativity, businesses, visitors and new ideas. He has since travelled to take this message to Montreal, Chicago, New York, Paris and Brussels.
To hear what’s next for the economy in London, come to the State of London Debate on 29 June