Productivity

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2470
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What steps has the Mayor taken since his election in 2008 to raise productivity levels in the capital?

Answer

Answer for Productivity

Answer for Productivity

Answered By: 
The Mayor

They are too numerous to list, but, for instance, I have set out the investments required to sustain the capital's growth, supporting projects like Crossrail 1 and the Northern Line Extension to Battersea; I am helping to foster innovation in the capital through initiatives like Fintech and MedCity; and I am tackling skills shortages (e.g. through my apprenticeships campaign, the London Careers Offer, and various tech training schemes). In these and other ways I am playing my part in tackling the fundamental drivers of productivity in the capital.