Economy Committee – October 2016

Sadiq Khan has re-formed the London Finance Commission with LSE’s Professor Tony Travers again as Chair. The object is to improve the tax and public spending arrangements for London in order to promote jobs, growth and greater equality, which will need greater devolution.  This will build on the Commission’s previous work and recommendations in light of the changed circumstances, following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

To assist the Commission with its work, the GLA has issued a call for written evidence. The deadline for submission of written evidence is 21 October 2016. Please email if you wish to input your ideas.

The Assembly Economy Committee is investigating diversity in apprenticeships in London and how the Mayor can help increase participation in good quality and higher level apprenticeships.  To help inform this work, we have developed a short survey to gather the views of apprentices past and present, better to understand their experiences of the apprenticeship system, and determine how it can be improved in the future. The link to the survey, which will remain open until the beginning of November is here.