Analysing the Mayor’s economic record

14 January 2015

This meeting took place on 15 January 2015. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

The Mayor of London committed to creating 200,000 jobs and 250,000 apprenticeships by 2016. Are those commitments on track to being achieved? Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ over half of Londoners working in the private sector. So how is City Hall helping SMEs thrive and grow? From 10:00am the Economy Committee will tomorrow discuss the role of the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) in supporting SMEs with:

Stephen Howard, Co-chair LEP SME Working Group and Chief Executive, Business in the Community

Emma Stewart MBE, co-opted Member LEP Skills and Employment Working Group and Director, Women Like Us and The Timewise Foundation

Sue Terpilowski OBE, Member LEP SME and Skills and Employment Working Groups and Chairman of the London Policy Unit at the Federation of Small Business

From 10:45 (approx.), the Committee will examine the Mayor’s economic record and the challenges faced in delivering commitments with:

Kit Malthouse AM, Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, LEP Deputy Chair and Chair of London & Partners

Mark Kleinman, Assistant Director – Economic and Business Policy, Greater London Authority

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 15 January from 10.00am in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast. Notes for Editors:

Full agenda papers.

Jenny Jones AM, Chair of the Economy Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.

As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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